The Vampire in Europe – Montague Summers 1968 | 1st Edition


  • Author: Montague Summers
  • Publisher: University Boos, NY 1968
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Dust Jacket

First Edition, first printing of this reprint of Summer’s original & rare 1929 edition. A study of vampires in many European countries, including Greece, Rome, Ireland, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria and others.
Binding tight, internally fine, unmarked. DJ rubbed at spine ends. Fine in Near Fine DJ.

The Vampire in Europe, deals with the subject from a historical point of view and presents the evidence which gave rise to the theories. This evidence, drawn from little-known authors, musty chronicles, and the obscurer occultists, is in many cases derived from official sources, civil and ecclesiastical. The first chapter treats of Vampirism in ancient Greece and Rome. Accounts of the extraordinary outbreaks of Vampirism in England during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries have been gathered from Geoffrey of Monmouth and William of Newburgh. Particular attention is paid to the alleged irritation which gave rise to so much literature in the early eighteenth century, while the curious situation in modern Greece is fully discussed.

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