Bram Stoker - The Man, William Heinemann 1905, 1st Edition, Review Copy, Including letter from Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker - The Man, William Heinemann 1905, Including letter telling a colleague about the publication of his new book 'The Man' on the 8th September 1905 from Bram Stoker pasted onto the front endpaper from September 1st 1905.
20 Bedfords Street, London WC, Sept 1st 05.
My dear Hutton,
I hope you will care for my new novel The Man, of which copy herewith. Heinemann will publish it on September 8th.
(20 Bedford Street was Heinemann's office, where Stoker went on 1st September to write several notes to friends and reviewers - all inserted into the copies sent out by Heinemann during the following week for review).
This book is as noted in Bram Stoker a Bibliography, Richard Dalby and William Hughes, Desert Island Books 2004 on Page 66.
This book is also detailed on the Bram Stoker Dracula website www.bramstokerdracula.co.uk/curiosities.html
London, William Heinemann, 1905.
COLLATION: 8vo., 19 3/4 cm x 12 3/4 cm, (7 3/4" x 5") pp.viii + 346, consisting of: free endpaper; half tittle (i); other works bu the same author (ii); title page (iii); copyright notice (iv); dedication 'TO / MY DEAR ONCE-LITTLE FRIEND / GWLADYS HELEN BURRELL' (v); verso blank (vi); contents - XL Chapter headings, pp.vii-viii; text, pp.(1)-436 (FORE-GLIMPSE, 1-8; FORE-WORD, 9-10; Chapter I commences at p.11); free endpaper.
BINDING: Dark red cloth, lettered on spine and front cover in gilt; publisher's colophon (windmill) blindstamped centre of back cover.
NOTES: Published 8 September 1905, price 6s. British Empire edition published simultaneously in Heinemann's Colonial Library (Number 319), decorated cloth, price 3s. 6d; paper wrappers, price 2s. d6.
DUST JACKET (Not included on this copy): Front of d/j carries advertisements for eights Heinemann novels; with another eight on the rear of the d/j (Hall Caine's The Prodigal Son, etc.)
Condition: Very Good - Bruise to front top right corner. Slight cloth wear on all corners. Spine faded. Bright copy overall. Mark top right about an inch down on the cloth. Dent and slight tear to centre of the spine. Cloth slightly work in one place top left o the back cloth. Very minor foxing to page edges and page yellowing. Page 135 must have been folded at one point leaving a crease vertically. Page 125 tear top right. Minor crease from page 131-146 bottom. Binding pulling away bottom right between endpaper and back page.