1929 Rare First Edition - THE VAMPIRE, His Kith and Kin by Rev. Montague Summers.
Author: Rev. Montague Summers.
Title: THE VAMPIRE, His Kith and Kin
Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, 1929. First US Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5" X 6.5".
Pages: xv-356 pages.
Binding: Very good, near fine, original publisher full orange cloth binding with gilt title on front board (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, light toning and foxing mainly on the preliminary pages - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with eight full-page illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500).
The book: A seminal work on the subject of vampires, "THE VAMPIRE, His Kith and Kin" delves deep into the history, folklore, and cultural significance of the vampire mythos. Rev. Montague Summers, a controversial figure in his own right, presents a comprehensive study that spans from ancient civilizations to the modern interpretations of the vampire legend. This first US edition is a testament to the enduring fascination with the undead and their place in human history.
The author: Rev. Montague Summers (1880-1948) was an English author and clergyman. He is known for his scholarly work on the English drama of the 17th century, as well as for his idiosyncratic studies on witches, vampires, and werewolves, in all of which he professed to believe. His writings on the supernatural remain influential and are seen as foundational texts in the study of vampire and witchcraft lore.
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