First edition, third printing (15th Thousand) undated 1937 published by Hutchinson, London.

Condition: Book: Vg+, original red cloth with black ruled borders and titles, black titles to the spine. 

Corners lightly bumped, the lightest pushing to the spine tips, cloth is very clean and bright thanks to the presence of the jacket. Internally the pages are very tightly bound and fresh. From the collection of Giuseppe Orlando with his bookplate and shelf number to the rear of the ffep. Gorgeous mapped endpapers designed by Joan and Dennis Wheatley.

Jacket: Good, The original jacket is very rarely seen, these 1930's jackets on the earliset printings are very scarce in any condition. Striking silhoetted designs of a black horse (death itself) against a bold orange background, the jacket carries the blurb "The best thing of it's kind since DRACULA". Priced at 3/6 to the spine. Chipping and small loss to the foot of the jacket (see photo's) , chipping to the top of the spine and to the hinge corners. General wear and age soiling to the spine and rear panel. It's a beautiful thing, and if you don't have the £10,000+ for a first printing, this is a gift.  

 

*A disturbing novel of black magic and the occult, this is without doubt a cornersone of supernatural fiction. It was of course immortalised by Hammer Film Productions in 1968, starring Christopher Lee as the Duke De Richleau and Charles Gray as Mocata. 

The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley

£300.00Price