The Citadel Press, December 1973. Paper Back. Used - Good. Item #231636
Exterior user wear. Stains to textblock fore-edge. Red-marker remainder dot bottom edge. Interior text without markings, underlining or side-notes. Decent reading copy of classic study of Werewolfs by Augustus Montague Summers, an English clergyman, scholar and believer in Werewolfs and Vampires. Summers wrote remarkable studies of these creatures and much more. Unfortunately he was also responsible for the first English translation of Malleus Maleficarum, the witch hunters manual. The Malleus Maleficarum (aka The Hammer of Witches) is deeply malevolent, misogynist text encouraging the extermination of witches. This text contributed to the murder of women in the name of religious righteousness, andd lead to some of the most terrible crimes of the historical record. None of that is found in The Werewolfs, and it deserves to be remembered and reread, despite its authors mistakes as a translator.