THE CADAVER OF GIDEON WYCK by a Medical Student [pseudonym]. Edited by [i.e. written by] Alexander Laing. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. Octavo, two-part boards. Later edition. The first edition was published in 1934 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. This reissue in Macmillan's "Murder Revisited Series," is "an abridged edition" according to the title page, but "edited" according to Laing's "note." "Fascinating murder mystery whose solution turns on matters of teratology (in the narrow medical sense of deformity and mutation in human beings). The graphic details are sufficiently repulsive to have been bowdlerized in some editions." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-121. Bleiler (1978), p. 117. Reginald 08536. Hubin (1994), p. 480. Pulpy text paper tanned, a fine copy in very good dust jacket with a couple of mild rubs, dust soiling to rear panel, and clipped price. Nice Vera Bock jacket design. (#158890).
First printing so stated on copyright page.