New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. First American edition. Hardcover. 517pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Purple cloth over boards with white ink lettering on the spine and front cover, and single ruled borders in blind on the front cover. Fair condition only. The extremities are rubbed. The spine is severely faded, and the covers are darkened at the edges. The cloth along the edges is slightly frayed, and there are small losses from the cloth at the ends of the spine. The losses measure 1 and 1/4" wide by just under 1/4" deep. Previous owner's name in dark pencil on the front free endsheet. There is a thin crack in the rear endsheet along the entire hinge. The pages are browned. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Item #37259
A novel with some vampiric motifs.