Bram Stoker - Under the Sunset, Sampson Low, Marston, Seattle, and Rivington 1882 (1881), 1st Edition, Includes Bram Stoker hand written letter and exhibition compliments slip.


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Bram Stoker - Under the Sunset, Sampson Low, Marston, Seattle, and Rivington 1882 (1881), 1st Edition, Includes Bram Stoker hand written letter and exhibition compliments slip.

This book is as noted in Bram Stoker a Bibliography, Richard Dalby and William Hughes, Desert Island Books 2004 on Page 47-48.

 

UNDER THE SUNSET

London, Sampson Low, Marston, Seattle, and Rivington 1882 (1881).

COLLATION: 4to., 20½ cm. x 14¾ cm. [8¼" x 5¾"] pp.viii+ 190, consisting of: free endpaper; half title (i); verso blank (ii); frontispiece + tissue guard; title page (iii}; printer's imprint, CHISWICK PRESS (iv); dedication 'TO/ MY SON / WHOSE ANGEL DOTH BEHOLD THE FACE/ OF/ THE KING' (v); verso blank (vi); contents -eight titles, with decorations (vii); verso blank (viii); text, pp.(1)-190; printer's imprint (191); verso blank (192); free endpaper [decorated endpapers: gilt on cream floral design]. All edges gilt. With 33 illustrations by W. Fitzgerald and W. V. Cockburn, consisting of: full-page plates with tissue guards, excluded from pagination, facing pp.(iii); 38; 50; 82; 156; 182: Full-page plates included in pagination: pp.31 [32 blank]; 59 [60 blank); 69 [70 blank]; 73 [74 blank]; 77 [78 blank]; 87 [88 blank]; 92 [91 blank]; 123 [124 blank]; 138 [137 blank]; 164 [163 blank]. Smaller illustrations in the text on pp.14; 27; 35; 43; 49; 62; 66; 79; 90; 100; 103; 105; 128; 131; 158; 173; 179. Chapter heading decorations on pp.(vii); 1; 13; 45; 72; 101; 125; 133; 159.

BINDING: Cream imitation vellum, lettered in gilt on spine, and gilt within red on front cover (title only: not the names of author or publisher}, bevelled edges. Two gilt rules within two oblong red rules border the front cover; two red rules only border the back cover; five sets of horizontal gilt and red rules on spine. 

NOTES: Published November 1881, price 10s. 6d. The dedicatee, Bram Stoker's so Noel, was almost two years old when this book was published. Contents: Under the Sunset; The Rose Prince; The Invisible Giant; The Shadow Builder; How 7 Went Mad; Lies and Lilies; The Castle of the King; The Wondrous Child.

Condition: Very Good - Missing half title page (i). Some staining to the front board (red under the R), general dirt. Spine red lines faded, some page browning around the page edges, some tape staining to endpapers, where someone has previously stuck a protective cover. Some edge wear.