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Jack Mann. GREY SHAPES Wright and Brown 1937 UK 1st d/w werewolves very rare
1937. Condition: Very Good. See description and photos. Jack Mann. GREY SHAPES Wright and Brown., 1937 UK 1st Red cloth, lettering and rules to spine in black, front and rear endpapers professionally replaced, slight marks to front cover, text very clean and firm with no inscriptions otherwise a very good copy. The wrapper is a slightly later issue (1938 based on other titles listed on the back panel). It has a pictorial spine panel and the front panel artwork is the same as the first issue wrapper. The first issue jacket is priced 7/6 and has a plain spine panel. The jacket has been mounted onto brown paper and is price clipped. A price of 5/- has been written in pencil to spine. There is an old tape repair at top of spine and a section is missing from lower spine, there is some surface rubbing to spine and front panel. There are also some creases along the lower edge of front panel, as well as age darkening and soiling to the lower panel. The second Gees adventure and one that plunges readers into a weird fantasy with lycanthropy as the subject. Gees is consulted by a Cumberland farmer whose sheep are being destroyed by wolf-like creatures. Gees meets the farmer's neighbours, the McCouls who live in a half-ruined castle, Locksborough. Gees eventually traps the wolves and they are killed. The dead forms assume the human shapes of the McCouls. They are werewolves, 700 years old, having lived since the reign of Henry III The first jacketed copy we have handled in 25 years. Very scarce. [Attributes: In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Lycanthia Books (lycanthiabooks) [Newark, United Kingdom]
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