by Dudley Wright, 1924
Book Condition : Good
London : William Rider and Co, 1924. Second Edition. vii+220pp. Internally bright, clean and solid, former owner bookplate with name inked on ffe (dated 1931), a little shelf wear, fade to spine, nick to crown of spine. First printing of the second edition, revised and enlarged with 50 pages of material added, including one entire chapter. Title page dated 1924 and “First published 1914. / Second edition 1924.” stated on the copyright page.
This is the first scholarly study of vampire myths in the English language. The author was a folklorist and specialist in ancient religions and occult beliefs. The second printing contains considerably more material than the first, and remains the more desirable edition of this title.