1912 Scarce 1st Edition Book on Werewolves - WERWOLVES by Elliott O'Donnell - How to become a WEREWOLF.
Author: Elliott O'Donnell.
Publisher : London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1912. [Lycanthropy] FIRST EDITION - stated.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages : vi-292 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Very good original red full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining, ex-libris and signature of a previous owner on the first endpaper).
The book: Attractive First Edition of this classic mythology anthology regarding werewolves. There is scarcely a country in the world in which belief in a werwolf, or in some other form of lycanthropy, has not once existed, though it may have ceased to exist now. But whereas in some countries the werwolf is considered wholly physical, in others it is looked upon as partly, if not entirely, superphysical. And whilst in some countries, it is restricted to the male sex, in others it is confined to the female; and, again, in others, it is to be met within both sexes.A werewolf is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf (or, especially in modern film, a therianthropic hybrid wolflike creature), either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (often a bite or scratch from another werewolf). Early sources for belief in this ability or affliction, called lycanthropy are Petronius (27–66) and Gervase of Tilbury (1150–1228). The werewolf is a widespread concept in European folklore, existing in many variants, which are related by a common development of a Christian interpretation of underlying European folklore developed during the medieval period.
The author: Elliott O'Donnell (27 February 1872 – 8 May 1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin (however, no permanent effect would seem to have been suffered).
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