1912 Rare First Rider Edition - DRACULA by Bram Stoker. Gothic Vampire Story.
Author: STOKER, Bram.
Publisher: London, William Rider & Son, Limited, Cathedral House, Paternoster Row E.C., 1912. This is a copy of the 9th edition (stated) of Dracula, but the first to be published by Rider, with a complete reset text, after the various issues and editions by Constable (see Dalby p.28).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-404 pages + (4) publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good original publisher full red cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, light toning of pages - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small ex-libris of author Paul Lamperly on the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 750)
The book: Rare 9th edition of Dracula, but the first to be published by Rider, with a complete reset text, after the various issues and editions by Constable (see Dalby p.28). Dracula is a novel by Bram Stoker, first published in 1897. As an epistolary novel, the narrative is related through letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. It has no single protagonist but opens with solicitor Jonathan Harker taking a business trip to stay at the castle of a Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula. Harker escapes the castle after discovering that Dracula is a vampire, and the Count moves to England and plagues the seaside town of Whitby. A small group, led by Abraham Van Helsing, hunt Dracula and, in the end, kill him. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who is celebrated for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. In his early years, Stoker worked as a theatre critic for an Irish newspaper, and wrote stories as well as commentaries. He also enjoyed travelling, particularly to Cruden Bay where he set two of his novels. During another visit to the English coastal town of Whitby, Stoker drew inspiration for writing Dracula. He died on 20 April 1912 due to locomotor ataxia and was cremated in north London. Since his death, his magnum opus Dracula has become one of the most well-known works in English literature, and the novel has been adapted for numerous films, short stories, and plays.
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