Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
POLIDORI, JOHN. The Vampyre; a Tale. Lacking half-title. 8vo, later 3/4 red morocco by Maurin, spine tooled in gilt in compartments, top edges gilt; light spotting throughout. First edition, second issue with Byron's name removed from the title, earlier state of p. 36 with dropped "a" in "almost." 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. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819