THE WERE-WOLF. Clemence Housman.

THE WERE-WOLF. London: John Lane at the Bodley Head. Chicago: Way and Williams, 1896. Square octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-123 [124: printer's imprint], six full-page illustrations by Laurence Housman [note: frontispiece is inserted, other full-page illustrations are integral within respective gatherings], title page printed in orange, Japanese silk-like brown cloth, front cover stamped in gold and light brown, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition, first binding, variant without 16-page John Lane catalogue inserted at rear. "An excellent story." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-42. "One of the best werewolf stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 848. "... a minor classic in the genre." - Basil Copper, The Werewolf ..., pp. 179-80. "... attains a high degree of gruesome tension and achieves to some extent the atmosphere of authentic folklore." - H. P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature, p. 79. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 211. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-111. Bleiler (1978), p. 103. Reginald 07451. Spine ends lightly worn, the usual sunning to cloth, inner rear hinge cracked, a good, about average copy of this book. (#156219).

Price: $250.00

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