1930 Scarce First Edition on Werewolves - (Sudenmorsian ) THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA by Aino Kallas.
Title: THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA.
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1930. First English Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5".
Pages: 114 pages.
Binding: Very good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, the lower edge of covers slightly faded - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, very small bookseller ink stamp on the lower margin of the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 450 - USD 600)
The book: Scarce First English Edition of (Sudenmorsian ) THE WOLF'S BRIDE: A TALE FROM ESTONIA by Aino Kallas. One of the central works of Aino Kallas.
From the book:
"The story of Aalo, wife of Priidik the forester, who was changed by Satan into a werewolf, and fled from her lawful husband into the wilds, and there did consort with wild beasts and the Diabolus Sylvarum or Wood Daemon, wherefore she was called by the peasants Wolf's Bride.
Lord, shield well our souls and bodies from all danger and evil, as with a silver breastplate that maketh the Temper’s arrows to glance off, both now and in time everlasting!"
The author: Aino Krohn Kallas (2 August 1878 – 9 November 1956) was a Finnish-Estonian author. Her novellas are considered to be prominent pieces of Finnish literature. A recurring theme in Kallas's novellas is what she termed "the slaying Eros", a love that often leads to death, especially prominent in her trilogy of Barbara von Tisenhusen (1923), Reigin Pappi (The Pastor of Reigi, 1926), and Sudenmorsian (The Wolf's Bride, 1928).
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