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Stoker, Bram (1847-1912) Dracula , First American Edition, Signed and Inscribed Copy.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
470
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

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Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

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Stoker, Bram (1847-1912) Dracula, First American Edition, Signed and Inscribed Copy. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899. First American edition, octavo, publisher's cloth, with a magazine clipping of an image of Stoker pasted inside the front board, signed on ffep by Stoker to Ethel Fiske, December 9, 1899, signed by the recipient as well; binding and text good, corners bumped, spine very slightly toned; accompanied by a letter written by Fiske describing meals around her father, John Fiske's (1842-1901) dinner table; 7 3/4 x 5 in.
Ethel Fiske was the daughter of Harvard philosopher and historian John Fiske. She met Stoker at her own home. Ethel's three-page handwritten narrative, "John Fiske's Dinner Table," paints the picture of a lively and stimulating atmosphere highlighted by visits from artists and intellectuals at Fiske's Brattle Street home. "Sir Henry Irving came out for tea, and with him Bram Stoker, one of his books tucked under his arm to give to me."
Estimate $7,000-9,000


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Doubleday & McClure Co., Henry Irving, Ethel Fiske, Bram Stoker, Dracula, Fiction, Fiske, Golders Green Crematorium, John Fiske, Literature, Speculative fiction, Stoker

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