THE VAMPIRE IN EUROPE - MONTAGUE SUMMERS - 1st / 1st 1929 OCCULT VAMPIRES
THE VAMPIRE IN EUROPE — By MONTAGUE SUMMERS — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1929 Occult Vampires
Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Co., New York (1929)
The boards and binding are solid and tight save for some chipping to the spine ends and wear along the spine; please see pictures. The pages generally are crisp and clean save for foxing around the borders of some of the book pages and outer fore-edge. Montague Summers' VAMPIRE IN EUROPE "deals with the subject from a historical point of view and presents the evidence which gave rise to the theories. This evidence, drawn from little-known authors, musty chronicles, and the obscurer occultists, is in many cases derived from official sources, civil and ecclesiastical. The first chapter treats of Vampirism in ancient Greece and Rome. Accounts of the extraordinary outbreaks of Vampirism in England during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries have been gathered from Geoffrey of Monmouth and William of Newburgh. Particular attention is paid to the alleged irritation which gave rise to so much literature in the early eighteenth century, while the curious situation in modern Greece is fully discussed." (AMAZON). A scarce first edition from 1929 of the work.