New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. Stunning copy of the Massachusetts author's second novel. "Ostensibly an account of the Boston police strike of 1922, this is actually a Gothic novel in which murder, rape, robberty, flogging, and sexual titillation run wild. By the end of the novel all the major characters have died violently and Armageddon seems to have arrived on the streets of Boston. The policemen's strike releases all restraints and criminals and respectable Bostonians alike become an uncontrolled mob bent on pillage and murder" (BLAKE, p.265). Uncommon in the trade. HANNA 1406. Limited Issue, one of 1,000 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.492. Octavo (21.25cm); light gray linen, with titles stamped in blue on spine and front cover; blue-violet topstain; dustjacket; [xii],466,pp. Light offsetting to endpapers, else Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.75), with some pinpoint wear to corners and spine ends.