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    [John William Polidori]. The Vampyre. A Tale. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1819. First edition thus, third issue with the first gathering set in 23 lines, the half-title and title pages reset to remove Byron's name as the author, and with an early state of page 36 with the "a" in "almost" dropped on the final line. Octavo. 84 pages. Later brown calf stamped in blind, spine with five raised bands to spine and lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed with boards showing, minor edgewear, joints just starting, somewhat rubbed and abraded. Marbled endpapers. Internally generally clean, edges untrimmed; a few effaced ink or penciled notations to the half-title page, minor foxing and soiling, text block edges toned with minor wear. Very good.

    Barron, Horror, 1-79 (First Purchase Title); Summers 542; Viets, The London Editions of Polidori's "The Vampyre," 1969, IV; Wise III, page 208; Wolff 5577. From the Gary Munson Collection

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