Stoker (Bram) Dracula’s Guest
And Other Weird Stories
London, Routledge, 1914.
First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth, upper cover blind-tooled, spine lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 2/- with further price sticker for 1/3 to spine.
A very good first edition of this collection of Stoker’s tales, in the scarce dust-jacket. It is believed that ‘Dracula’s Guest’ is actually the deleted first chapter from the original Dracula manuscript, but it was removed by the publisher’s owing to the length of Dracula. In the preface to the present book, Florence Bram Stoker writes, “I have added an hitherto unpublished episode from Dracula. It was originally excised owing to the length of the book, and may prove of interest to the many readers of what is considered my husband’s most remarkable work.”