With Six Illustrations by Laurence Housman.London & Chicago: John Lane; Way and Williams, 1896. Stock Code: 147863
First edition, first issue, of "one of the best werewolf stories" (Bleiler), uncommon in such good condition.
The Were-Wolf features Laurence Housman's last illustrations, by 1898 he had "stopped producing book illustration since the strain of his intricate drawings affected his poor eyesight" (Zipes).
Octavo. Original satin-grain green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, decorative pomegranate motifs in gilt to spine and green to front board corners, untrimmed.
Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, and 5 similar plates by Laurence Housman, title page printed in orange, 16 pp. of publisher's advertisements at end.
Spine and edges sunned, the binding otherwise sound and clean, internally crisp; a fresh copy.
Bleiler 848; Jack Zipes (ed.), "The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales", p. 291.
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