London. Keegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1933. First edition.
8vo. xiv, 307pp, . With eight plates. Original publisher's turquoise cloth, gilt, with original dustwrapper (showing a price of 15s, net). Some browning to text block, and wear/browning to wrapper, especially at the extremities, and spine.
The first edition, nowadays uncommonly found in the dustwrapper, of English occult author Montague Summer's (1880-1948) erudite study of lycanthropy, designed as a successor to his successful studies of Vampirism. As well as a survey of early references to werewolves, further chapters examine the subject in detail in 'Greece and Italy, Spain and Portugal', 'England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland', 'France', 'In the North, in Russia and Germany', and 'in Literature'.£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref: 22014