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STOKER, Bram (1847-1912). Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. 

8vo. Half-title. (Repair to upper blank margin of title-page.) Original publisher's yellow cloth, lettered and ruled in orange-red, uncut (hinges discreetly reinforced, some minor spotting to top edge, some soiling, spine slightly darkened); folding case.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE without advertisements, with the last page of text numbered 390 followed by an integral blank leaf. Stoker's "deeply sensational, exciting and interesting" novel (Charlotte Stoker) was described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as "the very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years...there is never an anticlimax." Bleiler, The Checklist of Science-Fiction and Supernatural Fiction (1987), p. 187. 

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