STOKER (BRAM) Dracula, FIRST EDITION, 1897
Lot 238
STOKER (BRAM) Dracula, FIRST EDITION, 1897
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Dracula, first edition, second (or third) issue, with 'The Shoulder of Shasta' advertisement on verso of 2C4 at end but without a publisher's catalogue, half-title, occasional mainly marginal finger-soiling and one or two very short nicks, publisher's yellow cloth, bordered and lettered in red, upper cover with the common light rubbing and soiling, spine a little faded and bumped, preserved in solander box [Dalby 10 (a)], 8vo, Westminster, Archibald Constable, 1897

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  • A very good copy of the first edition, probably the second issue, with the 'Shasta' advertisement but no other publisher's catalogue. Although Richard Dalby's revised and expanded bibliography, published in 2004, suggests relegating copies with the 'Shasta' advertisement to third issue status, he acknowledges there is no clear priority and opinions continue to differ.
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