London: Methuen, . Octavo, pp. 8 [advertisements]; 115. In publisher's decorated wraps, white card overprinted in red and black. Front of book features stylised titles and author's name bordered by a sword design, with central image of the 'wolf-leader' surrounded by a pack of ferocious wolves. Book is in extremely good condition, with very light edgewear, an ink number to left extremity of front panel and superficial chips to the spine panel. Clean, crisp and bright with border colours vivid around the striking Frank Adams cover illustration. Internally crisp and clean, with the customary reams of advertisements for Whelpton's Purifying Pills and Swan Fountain Pens preceding the story. Described as 'One of the best Werewolf novels ever written', this is a chilling tale of a man who gains the ability to control wolves after begging for assistance in his revenge against a persecutor, from a giant talking wolf walking on its hind legs. This extremely fragile item is in near-fine condition, making a rare survival. Dumas' novel is superb, teeming with rich Gothic description, humour, and provocative sentiment; 'And as we travel nearer and nearer to the grave, do we again draw closer, ever closer to the cradle?'. Item #35621
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