UNDER THE SUNSET. Bram Stoker.
UNDER THE SUNSET ...
UNDER THE SUNSET ...

UNDER THE SUNSET ...

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1882 [i.e. November 1881]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-190 [191: printer's imprint] [192: blank], six inserted plates plus 27 other illustrations in text, some full page, by W. Fitzgerald and W. V. Cockburn, original cream imitation vellum over bevel-edged wooden boards, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, rear panel stamped in red, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold, a.e.g. First edition. The author's first book of fiction. A collection of eight grim fantasy tales. "The whole was somewhat stern stuff for children, especially with some weird illustrations by Fitzgerald and Cockburn that depicted, among others, the ghastly spectral plague, a blood-spattered giant, and the terrible kingdom of the King of Death ... It did not make much money but it brought quite a lot of notice." - Ludlam, A Biography of Dracula: The Life Story of Bram Stoker (1962), pp. 61-2. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-149. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 207. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 404. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13733. Dalby 3a. Just a touch of soiling to imitation vellum, binding just a bit bowed (a common problem due to the boards being made of wood rather than the usual cardboard), but a fine copy with clean interior and perfect hinges. A superior copy of a book rarely found in flawless condition. (18913). Item #18913

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