Vampire, Hanns Heinz Ewers
First edition, first printing
The third in a
trilogy featuring Frank Braun (based on the author) as a protagonist,
Vampire concerns Braun's transformation into a vampire after drinking
the blood of his Jewish mistress. Ewers is considered important in the
development of the literary horror genre, with H.P. Lovecraft and Guy
Endore citing his work as an influence. Students of the occult are also
attracted to his work, as he maintained a long friendship and
correspondence with Aleister Crowley.
New York: The John Day Company, 1934. A near fine or better copy in scarce dust jacket. Binding is tight and sturdy, faint tanning to endpapers, else clean. Jacket is unclipped ($2.50), showing several instances of closed tearing and a crease to front. A few spots of loss at the extremities and flap folds, along with some general edgewear. Presents well in mylar.
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