A rather old book about vampires. Useful if you are interested in their original folklore. It's kind of difficult to find in print; I had to get this one from the UK.
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Book Description Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1972. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Illustrated, nice clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7972
Book Description Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright with very light toned page and white mark to top outer page edge. Good DJ with some edge wear and creasing. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995443511
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, U.S.A., 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. ex library,usual stamps and marks.moderate shelfwear. Bookseller Inventory # 58363
Book Description Rupert Hart Davis, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Very good crisp, firm 1st edition with clean bright contents. No foxing. No inscriptions, but at some stage in the past the dust jacket has had it's protective wrapper attached to the front and back boards of the book, leaving a band of whitish marking to head and tail of both front and back of the brown cloth covered boards. The clear protective wrapper had to be removed due to yellowing but dust jacket beneath is still in Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 005892
Book Description Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Ken Carroll jacket designer (illustrator). First Edition First Printing. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blood red cloth with gilt on spine, (vii) 259 pages plus 12 pages of b & w photos and illustrations, no names, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition price clipped. "Belief in vampires - creatures who arise at night from their graves & suck the warm blood of living men and women - has been know in practically every part of the world, and its roots are buried deep in pagan practices - in cannibalism, ancestor worship & blood sacrifice. Medieval Christianity, by condemning the vampire cult, merely increased the hysterical fear of the vengeful dead. Now, Anthony Masters, in this fascinating & comprehensive survey of vampire mythology, has restored the dreaded vampire to his former state of demonic power." Contents include: List of Illustrations / Intro / The Human Vampire or Psychic Sponge: Orgins / Vampire Traits and Practice / The Pagan Vampire / The Vampire in Christianity / The Vampire in Literature / The Vampire as Entertainer / The Vampire Today / Bibliography / Index. Check out the scans. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory # 008600
Book Description Rupert Hart-Davies, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. True first edition. 259 pp. Photographs, index, bibliography. Intermittent thin black line (pencil point width) to bottom of boards and endpapers from old style Brodart jacket protector. Jacket is price clipped otherwise a fine bright copy. Near Fine/Near Fine. (BW14-1). Bookseller Inventory # 237076
Book Description Hart-Davis, London, 1972. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. with usual stamps etc, but a very good/fine copy. Red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Bibliography & index. B/w illustrations. In this comprehensive history, "Masters illustrates the whole range of vampire traits and practice, and explains how and why the cult of the vampire should have terrorized man for so long. offering useful advice on protection against all varieties of vampire, (&) describing real-life vampires as well as mythological ones.". Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000350