Author Hoffman Birney's personal copy, with his name and address on front endpaper in ink. Includes all plates. Front hinge just starting, boards lightly soiled, scattered light foxing throughout. Hoffman Birney wrote Westerns, works on American history, and horse stories for children, and was a critic for the New York Times. 1929 Hard Cover. xv, 356 pp. 8vo. A companion to The Vampire in Europe, which traces the history of the Vampire from its mythological roots through its depiction in literature. Bibliography and index follow text. Illustrated with eight black-and-white plates (frontispiece plus seven in text).