Red Dragon

by Dr Miriam Seacastle

A Bestiary of Modern Britain

2022 Facsimile Edition – An invaluable collector’s item

Cover image: Alison Buck
Cover image: Alison Buck

Elsewhen Press are pleased to be able to produce this facsimile of the 1999 illustrated, limited edition privately published by the author but since unobtainable.

When we published The Seven Succubi (the second story of Her Majesty’s Office of the Witchfinder General, protecting the public from the unnatural since 1645), the second book in Simon Kewin’s Witchfinder series, it referenced Dr Miriam Seacastle’s modest book Red Dragon, which was privately published by the author herself in 1999 in an illustrated, limited edition. We were keen to obtain a copy but discovered that there were no extant copies available. In his own book, Simon had mentioned that the OWG in Cardiff had a copy, so we sought permission to examine it. After much obfuscation and bureaucracy, we managed to contact the librarian directly. With a little persistence they were persuaded to allow us to peruse their copy in a secure facility. We were able to make a photographic record, which is what we have used as the basis for this facsimile edition.

We subsequently obtained permission to reproduce Red Dragon from Dr Seacastle, who expressed delight that her book would once more see the light of day, but conveyed her concern that all copies would again be seized by the OWG. We assured her that we are firmly of the opinion that this book is an invaluable collector’s item, and we will robustly resist any attempt to suppress its republication.

We also obtained the approval of the illustrator to use the original illustrations in this facsimile.

Examples of some of the illustrations:

Banshee © 2022 Alison Buck

Crow King © 2022 Alison Buck
Ghost and ghast © 2022 Alison Buck
Possessed statue © 2022 Alison Buck
Wild hunt © 2022 Alison Buck
Wyvern © 2022 Alison Buck

This facsimile edition of Red Dragon, was published on 1st April 2022.

ISBN: 978-1-915304-15-5 eBook Typical price £1.99 / €2.49 / $2.99
ISBN: 978-1-915304-05-6 paperback 72pp List price £6 / €7 / US$12
Prices online may vary. eBook price includes VAT (where applicable).

The Eye Collectors, the first story of Her Majesty’s Office of the Witchfinder General, was published on 4th September 2020. The Seven Succubi, the second story of Her Majesty’s Office of the Witchfinder General, was published on 25th February 2022.


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