New York: Bookfinger, 1974. Re-Issue. Hardcover. Re-issue, first published in 1914. Octavo, original black cloth titled in gilt on spine. 296 pp. A near fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Scarce. Near Fine. Item #309470
¶ Episodic macabre mystery featuring Humphrey Challoner, "criminal anthropologist", who collects abnormal skeletons of animals - and the skeletons of criminals, after 'preparing' them and shrinking their heads by a process used by a tribe of Indians from the Amazon. This title was originally published in the US only, as the UK publishers felt that the tale was 'too morbid'.