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HOUSMAN, Clemence.

The Were-Wolf.

With Six Illustrations by Laurence Housman.

London & Chicago: John Lane; Way and Williams, 1896. Stock Code: 147863
£850.00
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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).

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Description

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.

Illustrations

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.

Condition

Spine and edges sunned, the binding otherwise sound and clean, internally crisp; a fresh copy.

Bibliography

Bleiler 848; Jack Zipes (ed.), "The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales", p. 291.

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