The Vampyre by John William Polidori w/Leaf (p.37, 1819 ed) LTD #18
Authors: John William Polidori
Publisher: Gubblecote Press
Edition: First Edition
Features: First Edition of Leaf Book, limited to 19, this is copy stamped "18", with Leaf p.37 tipped-in as frontispiece above limitation statement. LEAF BOOK, WHICH IS NUMBERED AND LIMITED TO ONLY 19 COPIES. A small printed note mounted to the limitation page states: "This is an original leaf from the 1819 American edition of THE VAMPYRE, A TALE by John William Polidori, erroneously attributed to Lord Byron on its title page, published by M. Thomas and printed by J. Maxwell, Philadelphia. This is one of two editions published in America in 1819, the same year as the first edition published in England. It is not known which of the two American imprints has the honor of being the first American edition. Only one complete copy of this edition is now known to exist." Blue cloth-backed, blue paper-covered boards, lettered in pale yellow and illustrated with a bat and moon pattern in black and pale yellow.
Book Condition: Fine: Rubbing to white on very tips of book otherwise fine (not issued in dust jacket). Unread.