29 June 2005
STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897.
8o. 8-page publishher's advertisemtns at end printed on laid paper (p. 1 advertising Meredith's The Amazing Marriage and no mention of Dracula). Original yellow cloth, red-lettered on covers and spine, (covers slightly soiled, spine a little age-toned with minor wear at ends); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Broome Park, Betchworth, Surrey (bookplate).
THE MOST FAMOUS AND INFLUENTIAL OF ALL VAMPIRE NOVELS.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, without the advertisement for The Shoulder of Shasta on p. . "Although it was based in part on the crude Varney, the Vampire and the superior Carmilla by LeFanu, Dracula remains the definitive treatment of the classical vampire, a work of great imagination and conviction...it is one of the great classics of supernatural fiction" (Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1546). Bleiler, The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction (1978), p.187; Dalby 10(a).
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