1896 Rare First Edition Book on Werewolves - THE WERE-WOLF by Clemence Housman.
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Title: The Were-Wolf.
Publisher: London: John Lane at the Bodley Head. Chicago: Way and Williams, 1896. FIRST EDITION.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 123 pages.
Binding: Very good original Japanese silk-like light green cloth, front cover stamped in gold, spine panel stamped in gold, (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 6 beautiful illustrations by Laurence Housman.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 900)
The book: Rare First Edition of Clemence Housman's first novel, The Were-wolf (1896), -- 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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