Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, . First Edition. American diplomat Richard Washburn Child's first novel, a medical horror story in the spirit of Wilkie Collins dealing with themes of heredity, psychiatry, and drug abuse. SMITH C-371. Octavo (19cm.); original blue cloth (a bit soiled) lettered in white; vi,,377,,(ads)pp.; color illustrated title page and frontispiece by E. Coles Phillips, 4 leaves of plates by Harold J. Cue. Minor shelf wear; contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, plates a bit foxed; Very Good and sound.