1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.
1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.

1896 Rare First Edition on Werewolves - The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman and Illustrated by Laurence Houseman.

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Author: Clemence Housman. (Laurence Housman, illustrator).
Title:  The Were-Wolf.
Publisher: London: John Lane at the Bodley Head. Chicago: Way and Williams, 1896. FIRST EDITION.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 6".
Pages: 123 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and near fine full grey-tan calf leather binding with "First Edition" in gilt at the bottom part of the spine (hinges fine, corners slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean).
Illustrations: Complete with the 6 beautiful illustrations by Laurence Housman.

The book: Rare First Edition of Clemence Housman's first novel, The Were-wolf (1896) in a very beautiful leather binding, -- an allegorical erotic fantasy featuring a female werewolf. H. P. Lovecraft said of the Were-Wolf that it: “attains a high degree of gruesome tension and achieves to some extent the atmosphere of authentic folklore”.

The author:  Clemence Annie Housman (23 November 1861 – 6 December 1955) was an author, illustrator, and activist in the women's suffrage movement. She was the sister of A. E. Housman and Laurence Housman. Her novels included The Were-Wolf, Unknown Sea, and The Life of Sir Aglovale De Galis. She was also a leading figure in the Suffragette movement.

The illustrator: Laurence Housman (18 July 1865 – 20 February 1959) was an English playwright, writer and illustrator.


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