THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA ... Translated from the Finnish by Alex Matson in collaboration with Bryan Rhys. Aino Kallas.

THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA ... Translated from the Finnish by Alex Matson in collaboration with Bryan Rhys. London: Jonathan Cape, [1930]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-114 [115] [116: blank], original blue-gray patterned boards, spine stamped in gold, publisher's device stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "The vigor and inventiveness of the pulp stories found few echoes in the werewolf novels of the 1930s, most of which were routine potboilers revolving around stock situations. One of the few to rise above the general mediocrity was THE WOLF'S BRIDE (1930) by the Finnish author Madame Aino Kallas. Imitating the style and legends of the old Norse chronicles, it tells of the tragic events that occur after Pridiik the hunter takes the lovely Aolo for his bride." - Frost, The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature, pp. 144-45. A high point of early werewolf fiction unaccountably dropped from the 1978 Bleiler Checklist. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1767. Bleiler (1948), p. 166. Reginald 08046. Covers mottled, page edges dusty, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with age-darkening to the spine panel, some loss at upper spine end, some dust soiling, some stains to rear panel, small chip from lower right rear corner. and short closed tear to lower rear panel. A scarce book, especially in jacket. (#136409).

Price: $450.00

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"FIRST PUBLISHED 1930" on copyright page.