Vampire
£1,250.00
New York: The John Day Company. 1934.

First edition in English. 195x140mm. pp. 363. Publishers' red cloth with author and title in black on the spine and a black roundel on the upper cover with a kneeling archer device in the centre. Illustrated dust jacket showing the eponymous re-eyed Vampire and two naked women. Title and author printed in red on upper cover and spine. Lower cover has an advertisement for "The Laughing Journey" by Thomas Lennon. There is some wear to the extremities of the dust jacket and minor chipping to the head of the spine of the dust jacket. but otherwise both jacket and contents are in near fine condition.

Vampire is the third in a trilogy of horror novels with a protagonist, Frank Braun, based on the author. Ewers was admired by H.P.Lovecraft and was friends with Aleister Crowley. For many he holds an important place in the development of the literary horror genre. However, EF Bleiler, whilst acknowledging the author's effectiveness, wrote that Ewer's work is marred by an annoying pretentiousness and vulgarity which suggests that he would fit right in with Lovecraft and Crowley. This book is rare in a collectable condition and this is an excellent copy.