New York: Harper and Brothers, 1952. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); navy blue cloth, with titling and rule stamped in gilt and maroon on spine; dustjacket; [viii],340pp. Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, unclipped (priced $4.00), with modest wear to extremities, a few small tears and attendant creases, and a brief pencil notation to upper front flap.
A historical novel set in 17th century France, involving alleged demonic possession, mass hysteria, and religious fanaticism. Basis for Ken Russell's 1971 adaptation The Devils, the most scandalous scenes of which were cut from the film. An attractive copy, notably absent the typical heavy fading to the spine. BROMER A66.2.