LYCANTHIA. Layland-Barratt.

LYCANTHIA. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8-10] 11-312 [313-320: ads], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in red on rear panel. First edition. A werewolf novel in which the title character, corrupted by occult dabbling (i.e., spiritualism), assumes wolf form by astral projection to express her sensual urges, as in Blackwood's "The Camp of the Dog." A lively potboiler but no masterpiece. Lycanthia herself is a femme fatale stereotype. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 986. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 28. Bleiler (1978), p. 120. Reginald 08739. Professionally re-cased with original cloth preserved, a very good copy. Scarce. (#150808).

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"First Printing 1935" on copyright page.