Under the Sunset by Bram Stoker: signed by the author
Written by the author of Dracula this signed volume of Under the Sunset is a scare find. Bram Stoker was not at all prolific with his signing of his books so this one, signed and inscribed to “Major Walter from Bram Stoker 24 January 1882” is one of only a handful available online. This collection of short stories is recognised as a significant work in the development of fantasy literature. The book is illustrated by W Fitzgerald and W. V. Cockburn with six engraved plates and full page illustrations within the text.
Original imitation vellum covers which are worn. Red borders and lettering with darkened spine. All page edges are gilt. Gilt illustrated end pages. Tissue guarded frontis illustration and four others – plate on page 156 is missing the tissue guard. Title and dedication page has repairs at the foot of the page which does not affect the text. There is a piece missing from the foot of the contents page, again not affecting the text. 190 printed pages. 8vo