Human Animals: Werewolves and Other Transformations. Frank Hamel.

Human Animals: Werewolves and Other Transformations

New Hyde Park: University Books Inc., 1969.

Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xvi, 301pp. Unclipped dust jacket presents nicely in protective archival sleeve. Light creasing to edges and sunning to spine of dust jacket. Price has been marked out in pen at front flap. Orange cloth over boards with spine lettered in black. Small spot of soiling to top edge of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. A complete reproduction of the original edition published in 1915.

The author makes no wild claims but has brought together the most wonderful and terrible stories of transformations. From the many thousands of these stories, the author has selected those which throw fresh light on the subject both from the point of view of folklore and occultism. Especially new and noteworthy is the author's findings on the similarity between the wer-animal and the witch or wizard.

Frank Hamel is the author's true name but she was a woman, a distinguished scholar and a noted London bookseller and publisher (1869-1957). Miss Hamel, if we read between the lines, wandered all her life between the sexes and thereby became interested in all transformations, man into woman and vice-versa, and human into animal. This lifelong interest produced this fascinating book. Very good / very good. Item #6601

Price: $50.00