LOUP-GAROU! Eden Phillpotts.

LOUP-GAROU! London: Sands & Co., 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-264, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Gulich, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue-gray, red and gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding. 1500 copies printed. Collects ten sensation fictions, mostly mystery and crime, including the title story (a rationalized werewolf tale), "Fer-de-Lance" (a snake story) and others. "The Obi Man" builds up an effectively weird atmosphere. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 175-76. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-200. Bleiler (1978), p. 158. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992) or Wilson. Hubin (1994), p. 645. Hinton, p. 18. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, pulpy text paper age-darkened, a very good copy. A much better than average copy of a fairly scarce book that is generally found in ratty condition. A signed autograph letter dated 4 September 1929 from Phillpotts to "My dear Wilson," ten lines, mostly about the "modern curiosity & vulgar interest" of the press "in the private affairs of public men," tipped in on the front free endpaper. (#147686).

Price: $750.00

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