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Lot 217: POLIDORI, JOHN WILLIAM. The Vampyre. A Tale.

19TH & 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 10, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: POLIDORI, JOHN WILLIAM. The Vampyre. A Tale. Half-title. 8vo, modern 1/4 leather over printed boards, all edges gilt; light spotting to preliminaries, else contents generally clean. London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819

Notes: first edition, second issue with Byron's name removed from the title, and "almost" misspelled on p. 36, final line. Bound without advertisements; with the preface Extract of a Letter from Geneva at the front. The first vampire novel in the English language. Wolff 5577; Wise p. 96.

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