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Treatise on vampires, 1774  

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Dissertazione sopra i vampiri

Davanzati, Giuseppe

Napoli [Naples]

Presso i Fratelli Raimondi



xxxi, [1], 230, [14] pp. (8vo) 20x13 cm (7¾x5"), period vellum, gilt spine title. First Edition.

First printed edition of this treatise on Vampires by the Italian Cathollic patriarch, written in 1739 but circulated only in manuscript form during his lifetime, before being brought to the press nearly two decades after his death, by his nephew Domenico Forges Davanzati. OCLC locates only seven copies.

Lot Amendments

Vellum worn, discolored, damage to spine, two circular stains to front cover; some light foxing within, very good.

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