STOKER, BRAM. 1847-1912. Dracula. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899.

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STOKER, BRAM. 1847-1912.
Dracula. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899.

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STOKER, BRAM. 1847-1912.
Dracula. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899.
8vo. [2], ix, [1 blank], 378, [2 blank] pp. Half-title. Publisher's tan illustrated cloth stamped in blue, gilt, and olive depicting Dracula's castle perched atop a mountain with bats circling above at sunrise. Slipcase. Approximately 10 leaves roughly opened, some light soiling to cloth with some minor wear to extremities, tiny bump to fore-edge of upper border, but an unusually fine copy of a book usually found in rough condition.

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, "Mrs. Truax / with Bram Stoker's / very kind remembrance / 24 March 1900." Inscribed copies of the first American edition are scarce; we trace only two in the auction records of ABPC and RareBookHub.
Mrs. Truax is more than likely Caroline Carrington Truax, one of the earliest practicing woman lawyers in New York and the wife of Judge Charles Truax of the New York State Supreme Court. Judge Truax was an avid theatre goer and patron of the arts as well as a personal friend of Henry Irving, the famed English actor and theatre impresario for whom Stoker served as secretary and manager of Irving's Lyceum Theatre. On the date of the inscription Stoker was accompanying Irving on his North American tour, which ended in New York with a two week run of "Robespierre" at the Knickerbocker Theatre.
Though it received generally positive reviews upon publication, Dracula did not achieve fame until cinematic adaptations began to appear in the 1920s. Dalby 10(b).
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STOKER, BRAM. 1847-1912. Dracula. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899.
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