(#172117) VAMPIRE'S PREY. Hanns Heinz Ewers.

VAMPIRE'S PREY. London: Jarrolds Publishers London Limited, n.d. [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-320 + 64-page publisher's catalogue "for Spring 1937" inserted at rear, publisher's orange cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First British edition, second issue. Published earlier in the U.S. by The John Day Company as VAMPIRE (1934). The third Frank Braun novel, first published in German as VAMPIR in 1921. Braun, suffering from a strange illness, discovers that his vitality is restored by blood taken from a woman companion. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-68. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79-80. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 146. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, p. 2398. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 70. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Not in Bloch (2002; 2010). Some mild fading to cloth, a nearly fine copy in good 7/6 decorated dust jacket with wear at edges, folds rubbed, chips from upper spine end and corner tips, some internal tape along top and bottom edges, chip from fore-edge of front flap with loss of several words of first three lines of descriptive text. The jacket presents fairly well overall. A scarce book that is rarely found in jacket. (#172117).

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