|BARING-GOULD, Sabine. The Book of Were-Wolves:|
Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition.
London: Smith, Elder, 1865.
"In many a distant village there exists the Legend of the Were-Wolf or Wolf Man...a legend of a strange mortal man with the hair and fangs of an unearthly beast...his hideous howl and dirge of death" (The Wolf Man, 1941).
In one of those distant villages, the sleepy little hamlet of Beverly Hills, CA, the legend has become reality. It is now the home of rare Were-Wolves.
A copy of the scarce first edition of Sabine Baring-Gould's classic, oft-reprinted, The Book of Were-Wolves, which recently surfaced after an absence of ten years' worth of full moons, was heroically captured in a life or death struggle by Mark Hime, proprietor of Biblioctopus, the bilaterally symmetric, multi-tenacled rare book business in Beverly Hills, who is now offering it just in time for All Hallow's Eve 2010.
|CRANACH, Lucas. Werewolf (1512).|
|18th century engraving.|
|German woodcut, 1722.|
What we bookmen do to snag good books...silver bullets, silver-topped canes; whatever it takes.
BARING-GOULD, Sabine. The Book of Were-Wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition. London: Smith, Elder, 1865. First Edition. Octavo. xii, 266 pp. Illustrated.__________
Image of The Book of Were-Wolves binding courtesy of Biblioctopus.