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Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii  2-306 [307-312: ads], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by E. A. Holloway, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, black and gold, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. Weird novel of cosmic conflict between forces of good and evil. With Earth the focus of this battle, a representative of the "Watchers-who-are-not- watched" enlists two brave Englishmen to defeat those who seek universal corruption and the destruction of the human race. The earthly manifestation of this evil is the villain, a vampire cast more or less in the classic mold (i.e. Dracula) who is defeated with faith and a magic talisman. Carter, The Vampire in Literature, p. 70. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 113. Summers, The Vampire: His Kith and Kin, p. 325. Reginald 37845. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hubin (1994), p. 406. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, touch of sunning to spine panel, some foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, else a clean, tight, very good copy with bright cover stamping. A superior copy of a rare book seldom found in better condition. (#149452). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : THE VAMPIRE .
Éditeur : London: William Rider & Son, Ltd., 
Date d'édition : 1913
Description du livre LONDON William Rider & Son Ltd Cathedral House Paternoster Row Autumn, 1913. The scarce First Edition in original publishers cloth. 8vo.half title viii.306 pps plus three leaves of publishers advertisements begining with Dracula by Bram Stoker in a new and cheaper edition " One of the most uncanny stories of modern times, perhaps that was ever written" The Academy. Two colour title page with tissue guarded colour frontispiece by E.A. Holloway. The rear pastedown has a neat, red numerical stamp  in the bottom right - significance if any unknown. Inscribed to free endpaper Violette Reuder- Davidson and to prelim " Mrs Lockman London N6 " crossed through. [see illustration ] Foxing to title page and prelims. Signs of restoration to spine and some light staining of boards.Loosely inserted front flap of the dust wrapper advertising New Fiction and an endpaper from another work inscribed " To Marjie from Reginald Hodder " Further scans on request Ref. The Vampire in Literature p70. Hubin Locke's Spectrum etc. N° de réf. du libraire 4873