Item #15174 Smoking Altars. Gladys St. John Loe.
Smoking Altars
Smoking Altars

Smoking Altars

New York: Claude Kendall, 1936.

First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. Item #15174

Light tone, several unopened pages, detached ribbon bookmark, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket edgeworn with chipping and rubbing, wear. Solid hardcover. ; First US Edition, First Printing of English author Glady St John-Loe's gripping novel of a suicidal maniac. Set in colonial Kenya, it "depends for its drama upon the distracting problem of a hereditary taint of a homicidal mania. Is a man, who believes himself to have inherited an irresistible impulse to murder, justified in handing on his fatal legacy to a child? Is he therefore condemned to a life of celibacy, or, at the best, to denying his wife the woman's privilege of motherhood? ... How the problem works itself out is the secret of the story, and it makes for an exciting, disturbing and highly dramatic narrative." ; 264 pages.

Price: $39.95

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