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Dracula - Bram Stoker - 1904. 
Constable 1904 - Extremely scarce copy of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', this eighth edition was the first time the original publisher Constable decided to change the earlier 'yellow cloth' binding which they originally used (on the first seven printings) and which was both inferior quality and unsophisticated (hence the reason those early states suffer so badly). It is here with the eighth printing they changed to this gothic, nouveau binding of deep blue/black cloth with gilt titles and crimson, nouveau designs, much more in keeping with the general style and theme to which Dracula by now had become associated with. This was in fact the first and last time this particular binding was used, after this printing Rider took over publication. VG, the corners are rubbed, as is the head and foot of the spine (ever so slightly) Boards are deep in colour (even the spine is unfazed which is incredibly uncommon). Gilt titles and blood red designs have faded a touch but clearly visible. Rough cut text block, first few pages front and rear are mildly foxed, pages have some toning and a few, light grubby fingerprints here and there. Pages are tightly bound and clean. Now housed in a thick, removable polyester archival sleeve. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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