New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First American edition. 8vo, 317pp; cloth. Ownership blindstamp; rear endpaper annotated in pencil; tips bumped; shelf-rubbed, else near fine in a graphic dust jacket designed by William Gropper, split at front hinge, with a thumbnail-sized chip to the base of the spine and a few smaller chips to corners and edges, spatter marks to spine. Item #205410
This copy of Huysmans' controversial novel concerning a satanic cult in fin-de-siecle Paris belonged to the radical American playwright Clifford Odets, with his blindstamp on the front flyleaf and a full page of impressionistic annotations in pencil on the rear endpaper.