THE UTTERMOST FARTHING. A Savant's Vendetta.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1974.
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 309470
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.
¶ 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'.