THE WOLF-LEADER. Newly translated by Alfred Allinson. Never Before Translated into English
by Dumas, Alexandre
London: Methuen & Co., n.d. .. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-4]  2-115 [116: blank] [note: four leaves preceding title leaf comprise advertising matter], text printed in double columns, original pictorial wrappers printed in red and black. First edition in English. Part of a uniform edition of "The Novels of Alexandre Dumas." Issued in cloth and in paper wrappers, this being one of the latter. The paperbound copies do not include the three color plates inserted in the clothbound copies, but one of the illustrations by Frank Adams is reproduced in black and white on the front cover. THE WOLF-LEADER was first published in Paris by Cadot in 1857 in three volumes. "Dumas's most successful supernatural work by far ... an entertaining historical romance based on traditional legends of the werewolf." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 138. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-23. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 568. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 73. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 65. Reginald 04573. Cover worn at edges with some loss at head, tail and several other areas of the spine panel, shallow chips from three corners of the front cover, rear cover tanned, a good copy. An uncommon issue of this book. Charles S. Pratt bookseller's label affixed to front cover. (#155899) (Inventory #: 155899)
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