Horror & Gothic

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Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) The Snake’s Pass

£2,750



London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1891 [but 1890].

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 8vo. Original red cloth stamped in gilt and bordered in blind.

A rare beast, Stoker's first novel, published on the 18th of November 1890, with the title post-dated 1891. Preceding Stoker's most famous work Dracula by 6-7 years, this adventure novel concerning the discovery of lost treasure and the crown of the legendary king of the snakes is set in Western Ireland, and contains some interesting subtle gothic notes foreshadowing the author's later works.

Inscribed on the half-title, 'G. Biggs from Bram Stoker 20.11.90', under which someone, probably G.Biggs, has helpfully also noted in pencil, '2 days after publication'.

Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) Dracula

£595



London, Constable, 1901.

First abridged edition, printed in double column; bound with Doyle (Arthur Conan) The Sign of Four, 1899; Maclaren (Ian) The Days of Auld Lang Syne, 1901; [Russell (William Clark, pseud. John Watson) A Strange Voyage], [c.1900]. 8vo. Together in contemporary dark cloth.

A decent sammelband of Victorian literature including the scarce abridged edition of Dracula, originally published in paperback. Stoker oversaw the abridgement himself, cutting around 15% from the original text.

Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) Dracula

£550



New York, Grosset & Dunlap,, [c.1927].

First stage play edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket.

A great edition of Stoker's gothic masterpiece, issued to tie-in with the Broadway adaptation starring Bela Lugosi in his first major English-speaking role.

Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) Dracula

£750



New York, Grosset & Dunlap, [1930s].

Film tie-in edition. 8vo. Original red cloth. Dust-jacket.

An important edition of Stoker's gothic masterpiece, tying in with the famous Bela Lugosi film.

Horror & Gothic

Stoker (Bram) Dracula

£495

New York, Grosset and Dunlap, [c.1927]. First stage play edition. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Dust-jacket. Another important edition of Stoker's gothic masterpiece, issued to tie-in with the Broadway adaptation starring Bela Lugosi in his first major English-speaking role.

Bram Stoker Birthday

Stoker (Bram) The Man

£1,750



London, Heinemann, 1905.

First edition. 8vo. Original deep red cloth titled in gilt. With a note from Stoker tipped in to the front flyleaf on Bedford Street notepaper dated 1st September 1905.

An extremely handsome association copy of a rare piece of Stoker. The note from Stoker reads:
"My Dear Hatton, I hope you will care for my new novel The Man, of which a copy herewith...[illegible in peak Stoker fashion], Heinemann from September 8th, Yours ever, Bram Stoker."
The Hatton in question is almost certainly Joseph Hatton, friend and collaborator of Stoker, and a celebrated (at the time) author in his own right, who had worked with Stoker on a couple of rather sizeable projects including The Reminiscences of Henry Irving in America, and the "Crowdsourced from the Usual Suspects" late Victorian portmanteau thriller which was "The Fate of Fenella."

£175



London, Rider, n.d..

20th edition. 8vo. Original pale turquoise cloth. Dust-jacket.

Most other works by Stoker tend to suffer somewhat in the shadow of the monolith that is Dracula, and The Lady of the Shroud is in this category; a brisk and enthusiastic foray into disquieting spectres and family obsessions that opens with an excerpt from "The Journal of Occultism" in a rather trademark Stoker fashion. Scarce in the jacket.

£895



London, Rider, 1911.

First edition. 8vo. Original bright red ribbed cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board, decorated in blind.

One of the slightly "fatter" copies, which we instinctively feel might denote an earlier part of the print run. A very handsome copy indeed of the book that is counted as second only to Dracula itself as showcasing Stoker's extraordinary ability with the grisly and the horrifying.

£595

Tales of Thrill
and Horror Selected and Arranged By Christine Campbell Thomson. First edition. London, Selwyn & Blount, [1933] This is No 9 in the Famous Not At Night Series of books.

£250



London, Jonathan Cape, 1932.

First edition. 8vo. Original cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 2s.

Bringing together the ghost stories from the three earlier Philip Allan publications, but also featuring four new stories. Number 35 in Cape's Florin Books series.

£180



London, Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., 1931.

First edition. 8vo. Original grey cloth.

The third of this author's ghost story anthologies.

£325


a Book of Ghost Stories
London, Philip Allan, 1928.

First edition. 8vo. Woodcut device to title. Original black cloth.

A solid first edition of this collection of tales by a well-respected author, including his celebrated black magic yarn 'He cometh and he Passeth by'; Bleiler called these "excellent stories".

£495



London, Methuen, 1897.

First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original red cloth blocked & lettered in gilt.

A very good first edition of this collection of short stories by Wells, comprising ghost stories, tales of horror and even a cautionary tale about an apple.