STOKER (BRAM) Dracula, FIRST EDITION, 1897
Lot 352
STOKER (BRAM)
Dracula, FIRST EDITION, Archibald Constable, 1897
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
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STOKER (BRAM)
Dracula, FIRST EDITION, presumed later issue but on thicker paper, with 'The Shoulder of Shasta' advertisement on verso of 2C4 and 16-page publisher's catalogue, half-title, occasional mainly marginal spotting, bookplate of John Birkbeck Jr. (1842–1892, Yorkshireman and mountaineer), uncut in publisher's yellow cloth, bordered and lettered in red, covers with the common light bubbling, slight stain to lower corner of lower cover, spine very slightly faded [Dalby 10 (a)], 8vo, Archibald Constable, 1897

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  • An unusually clean and tight copy of the first edition, seemingly an unusual combination of a later issue with the edges untrimmed and printed on thicker paper ("bulking out" at just over an inch). Such copies are traditionally associated with the first issue, whilst the presence of the 'Shoulder of Shasta' advertisement and the 16-page publisher's catalogue (which includes reviews of Dracula) usually denote a third issue.

    Provenance: from the private collection of Tony Hattersley of Whitby, this being one of a small group of books from the estate gifted to the present owner. Tony Hattersley's books were sold in a series of sales at Bonhams in 2007-8.
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