THE GRIP OF DESIRE: THE STORY OF A PARISH-PRIEST. Translated from the French. New York: Alpha Book Company, . Octavo, pp. 364, illustrations by Mahlon Blaine, original pictorial black cloth stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers. First printing with the Blaine illustrations. This is probably the first American edition of work first published in 1899 in Paris by Charles Carrington, a leading British publisher of erotica in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe. A fine copy in very good or better pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Mahlon Blaine) with a touch wear at edges. (#164788).
First edition so stated on copyright page.