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Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Vampires

Never has a fictional character been so widely written about than vampires. Supernatural beings with infinite and immortal powers, vampires have been depicted in many ways throughout history. Introduced as early as the mid-18th century, the vampire has been seen as exclusive to Southeastern European countries, but older folklore from Asia also has early mentions of vampires and ghoulish figures.

Documents and books written close to the introduction to vampires into the publicís consciousness can be worth thousands of dollars.For example, a collector can expect to find early publications of The Vampyre, A Tale by John Polidori (one of the first tales and account of the vampire) for roughly $5000 or more!

And, of course, there is Dracula by Bram Stoker. Dracula is the most famous vampire in modern literature and has stemmed numerous depictions of vampires and is still being adapted today into pop culture. A diligent collector can find anything from first editions of Dracula novels to vintage movie posters representing many genres and portrayals of vampires in history.

Polidori, John William. The Vampyre: a Tale. Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones: London (1819).

Ennemoser, Josph. The History of Magic. Henry G. Bohn: London (1854). 2 volumes; Translated from German by William Howitt; Selected by Mary Howitt

Baudelaire, Charles. Les Fleurs du Mal. Poulet-Malassis et de Broise: Paris (1857).

Burton, Richard F. Vikram and the Vampires or Tales of Hindu Devilry. Longmans, Green and Co.: London (1870). Illustrated by Ernest Griset

Burton, Richard F. Vikram and the Vampire or Tales of Hindu Devilry. Tylston and Edwards: London (1893). 7 volumes; 200 copies; Memorial Edition; Edited by Isabel Burton; Illustrated by Ernest Griset

Jones, Prof. P. The Pobratim: A Slav Novel. H.S. Nichols: London (1895).

Marryat, Florence. The Blood of The Vampire. Hutchinson and Co: London (1897).

Viereck, George Sylvester. The House of the Vampire. Moffat Yard and Co: New York (1907).

Wright, Dudley. Vampires and Vampirism. William Rider and Son Limited: London (1914).

Middleton, Jessie Adelaide. Another Grey Ghost Book. Eveleigh Nash: London (1914). Full title-Another Grey Ghost Book with a Chapter on Prophetic Dreams and a Note on Vampires

Revenflow, Count Ernst zu. The Vampire of the Continent. The Jackson Press: New York (1916). First U.S. Edition; Translated from German by George Chatterton-Hill

Coolidge-Rask, Marie. London After Midnight. Grosset and Dunlap: New York (1928). Photoplay edition

Summers, Montague. The Vampire in Europe. Kegan Paul: London (1929).

Summers, Montague. The Vampire in Europe. E.P. Dutton and Company: New York (1929). First U.S. edition

Summers, Montague. The Vampire His Kith and Hin. E.P. Dutton and Company: New York (1929).

Endore, Guy. The Werewolf of Paris. Farrar and Rinehart: New York (1933).

Hyder, Alan. Vampires Overhead. Philip Allan: London (1935).

Gengenbach, Ernest. Judas ou le vampire surr?aliste. Les ?ditions premi?res (1949). 50 copies; Pure thread johannot, Signed edition

Gaskell, Jane. The Shiny Narrow Grin. Hodder and Stoughton: London (1964). First U.K. Edition

Matheson, Richard. I Am Legend. Walker and Company: New York (1970).

King, Stephen. Salem's Lot. Doubleday and Company, Inc.: Garden City (1975).

King, Stephen. Salem's Lot. New English Library: London (1976). First U.K. Edition

Rice, Anne. Interview With The Vampire. Alfred A Knopf Inc.: New York (1976).

Rice, Anne. Interview With The Vampire. Macdonald and Jane's: London (1976). First U.K. Edition; Signed Edition

Tournier, Michel. Le Vol du vampire. Notes de lecture.. Mercure de France: Paris (1981). 85 copies; Arches vellum

Rice, Anne. The Vampire Lestat. Alfred A Knopf Inc.: New York (1985).

Powers, Tim. The Stress of Her Regard. Charnel House: Lynbrook, NY (1989). Signed Limited edition; 500 copies; Introduction by Dean Koontz; Afterword by James P. Blaylock

Rice, Anne. Servant of the Bones. Alfred A Knopf Inc.: New York (1996). Signed Limited Edition; 250 copies

Leatherdale, Clive. Dracula Unearthed. Desert Island Books: UK (1998).

Rice, Anne. The Vampire Armand. Alfred A Knopf Inc.: New York (1998). Signed Limited Edition; 250 copies

Lumley, Brian. A Coven of Vampires. Fedogan and Bremer: Minneapolis (1998). Signed Limited Edition; 100 copies; Illustrated by Bob Eggleton

Rice, Anne. Pandora. Alfred A Knopf Inc.: New York (1998). Signed Limited Edition; 250 copies

Rice, Anne. The Vampire Chronicles. Easton Press: Norwalk, CT (1999). 3000 copies; 5 volumes; Titles include- Interview with the Vampire, the Vampire Lestat, the Queen of the Damned, the Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil

Rice, Anne. Vittorio the Vampire. The Franklin Library: Franklin Center, PA (1999). Signed Limited Edition

Rice, Anne. Interview With The Vampire. Easton Press: Norwalk, CT (1999). Signed Edition; 3000 copies

Rice, Anne. Vittorio the Vampire. Alfred A Knopf Inc.: New York (1999). Signed Limited Edition; 250 copies

Rice, Anne. Merrick. The Franklin Library: Franklin Center, PA (2000). Signed Edition; Illustrated by Edward Mont

Hamilton, Edmond. Vampire Master and Other Tales of Horror. Haffner Press: MI (2000). Signed Limited Edition; 100 copies