(#170785) A HUMAN VAMPIRE. T. Francis Elstow.

A HUMAN VAMPIRE. London: The Modern Publishing Company, n.d. [1935?]. Octavo, pp. 224 (not paginated) [note: first two and last two leaves used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers], original blue boards, spine and rear panels stamped in black. First edition. Rationalized vampire tale in which an insane killer commits murders while disguised as a giant bat. The villain is a sort of Jekyll and Hyde dual personality who kills when his dark half is ascendant. He is run to ground by a Scotland Yard detective. Lowbrow British pulp fiction. Hubin (1994), p. 266. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket priced 2/- on the spine panel. Number 762 of an unspecified series of two-shilling books published by The Modern Publishing Company, all of which are very scarce today and held by few or no institutional libraries. Rare in this condition. (#170785).

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