Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In yellow cloth covers with red lettering to spine and lettering & red line paneling to both boards In good condition. Some wear to cover; corners bumped, spine darkened, some small nicks and chips to cloth at corners and ends of spine. Spine darkened, some soiling and marks to boards. Endpapers darkened and cracked between hinges. Embossed bookseller stamp to corner of endpaper “F. Dunster, Lyme Regis (Dorset.)” Neat inscription to half-title page “A. Talbot.” Some small dark spots to top edges of pages (more prominent on last couple of pages), little tear to top edge of p5-7. Rear advert pages are uncut at top edges. Else a tight copy of a very scarce early edition. xi + 390pp + 8pp adverts. Adverts on rear pages are for the following titles “The Amazing Marriage” by George Meredith; “Boswells Life of Johnson & Waverley Novels (Constable’s)”; “The Waterloo Campaign 1815” by Siborne, & “London City Churches” by Daniell; “Constables Hand Atlas of India”; “Spenser’s Faerie Queene”; “Chronicle of Villiani” & “English Schhols” (Leach); “Constables Historical Novels & Romances” & “Harold, LAst of the Saxons” by Lytton; last page: “Whitehall Edition, Shakespeare.” Adverts not dated.
Literature STOKER, BRAM: Dracula, 1897 1st Edition, Later Issue, Archibald Constable & Co., 1897 1st Edition, Later Issue, yellow cloth, red, 390pp + 8pp adverts, F. Dunster, Lyme Regis, A. Talbot, very scarce, early edition, horror, thriller, classic,