Lot 217: POLIDORI, JOHN WILLIAM. The Vampyre. A Tale.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: POLIDORI, JOHN WILLIAM. The Vampyre. A Tale. Half-title. 8vo, modern 1/4 leather over printed boards, all edges gilt; light spotting to preliminaries, else contents generally clean. London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819
Notes: first edition, second issue with Byron's name removed from the title, and "almost" misspelled on p. 36, final line. Bound without advertisements; with the preface Extract of a Letter from Geneva at the front. The first vampire novel in the English language. Wolff 5577; Wise p. 96.