Original pale green cloth, lettered in dark brown, top edge stained dark gray, fore-edge rough trimmed, minor crimp to top edge of rear cover denting slightly the cloth, otherwise a nearly fine copy, original good decorative dust-jacket, some chipping to spine ends and fore-corners, spine very slightly dulled, but overall a very nice copy.
Kerruish (Jessie Douglas) The Undying Monster: A Tale of the Fifth Dimension.
First US edition.
New York. The Macmillan Company, 1936
Something fearsome stalks the Hammand family, who call in the aid of ‘Supersensitive’ Luna Bartendale, who unravels an ancient ancestral curse with looming lycanthropy, a soupçon of Satanism and a cryptographic conundrum to boot, all set against the backdrop of the Sussex South Downs. Widely regarded as one of the best werewolf novels, brought to the big screen by 20th Century Fox in 1942 (retitled in Britain as The Hammond Mystery).