Vikram and the vampire or tales of Hindu devilry ... with thirty-three illustrations by Ernest Griset

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1870. First edition, Penzer's second issue binding, small 8vo, pp. xxiv, 319; 15 plates, other illustrations in the text; original pictorial red cloth stamped in black and gilt on upper cover and spine; top of spine chipped level with text block; all else very good. Penzer, pp. 80-82: "The date of the original collection of the vampire tales is unknown. They were certainly written in Sanskrit some time anterior to 1070 ... Burton's work is an incomplete adaption of the Hindu version, and until 1921 no actual translation (complete or otherwise) existed." Casada 93. Item #30205

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