Stoker, Bram

Published by Archibald Constable and Company, Westminster, 1897
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FIRST PRINTING, FIRST ISSUE, with page [392] blank [i.e. with no ad for the Shoulder of Shasta], and with no terminal catalogue. The First Printing is also known to be on thicker paper, bulking a little over an inch and with the edges uncut, as is the case here. Importantly, though, this is one of the VERY EARLIEST COPIES, being one of a small number sent out by the publisher for review. According to Stoker bibliographer Richard Dalby, "the exact date of publication of Dracula is uncertain, but is generally believed to be within the last week of May, coinciding with the earliest newspaper reviews." He goes on to say that copies of the First Issue with "the words Presented by Archibald Constable & Co. blindstamped on the top right corner of the title-page, signify very early copies sent out for review." [Bram Stoker: A Bibliography. Desert Island Books. 2004. pp. 55-56.] This is one such copy. Publisher's original yellow cloth, lettered in red on the covers and spine. Rebacked, preserving the original spine which is soiled and faded. There is some fading and a few spots of discoloration to the covers as well, though less severe. Internally, the front free endpaper is absent, else the book is complete and quite clean. Bookseller Inventory # 000124

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Title: Dracula

Publisher: Archibald Constable and Company, Westminster

Publication Date: 1897

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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