STOKER, Bram.

Dracula.

£650

Dracula.

London, Rider & Co., [1927].

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Description

An uncommonly good example of a dust-jacket hard to find at all let alone complete to this degree. Rider had taken over the publishing of Dracula in 1912, with this particular edition released thirty years after the scarce and bibliographically notorious first edition of 1897, published by Archibald Constable. The jacket artwork by E.R. Holloway shows the infamous Count commencing his descent down the walls of Castle Dracula, an iconic image full of supernatural menace, while the image on the spine shows the castle in the distance and a bat flying toward the viewer. This edition came out shortly before the 1931 Universal studio production starring Bela Lugosi, and depicts a very different Count from the saturninely diabolic version the actor made so famous.

Banned from a school in Texas in 1994 due to sexual references and undertones.

Description

16th separate edition, 8vo, mild even age-toning throughout, original green cloth with decorative blocking and lettering in black, slight sunning to extremities, dust-jacket by E.R. Holloway priced 2/- to upper panel unlike later editions which were priced on the spine, browning to lower panel, some fraying and chipping to edges with slight loss, but overall an unusually good, complete example.

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Stock ID: 98732