Bram Stoker - Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, George Routeledge & Sons 1914, First Edition, First Impression


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Bram Stoker - Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, George Routeledge & Sons 1914, First Edition, 1st Impression.

This book is as noted in Bram Stoker a Bibliography, Richard Dalby and William Hughes, Desert Island Books 2004 on Page 84.

DRACULA'S GUEST AND OTHER WEIRD STORIES

London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. (1914).

COLLATION: 18 3/4 cm. x 12 cm. (7 3/8" x 4 3/4") pp.viii + 200, consisting of: free endpaper; title page (i); day 'First Published in 1914' (ii); dedication 'To / My Son' (iii); reviews of The Lair of the White Worm, with list of other books by Bram Stoker (iv); preface by Florance A. L. Bram Stoker (v); verso blank (vi); contents - nine titles (vii); verso blank (viii); text, pp1-200; free endpaper.

BINDING: Red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine ad blind on front cover; with bland stamped decorations on spine and front cover.

DUST JACKET (Not included with this copy): Coloured pictorial d/j by Handfurth showing a howling wolf standing on unconscious man in snowbound graveyard; horseman approaching from the top left corner.

NOTES: Published April 1914, price 1s. The book went through three impressions in 1914, and ten more in the next twenty years. Reprints carry the number of impression on the title-page. (The dust jacket price was raised to two shillings.) The nine stories in this volume  are: Dracula's Guest; The Judge's House; The Squaw; The Secret of the Growing Gold; A Gipsy Prophecy; The Coming of Abel Behenna; The Burial of the Rats; A Dream of Red Hands; Crooken Sands. 'Dracula's Guest' was once, erroneously, thought to be an unpublished episode from Dracula.

Condition: Very Good - Small ink stain to red cloth (front ), some cloth wear on corners, slight curling top and bottom of spine with some smudging. Spine slightly faded. Foxing to page edges. A nice bright copy. Signed on front endpaper bu unknown 1914, pressure gone through to the title page. Slight page yellowing, some foxing throughout.