New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. Near fine. Hardcover. Item #20146
8vo. Second American edition, second state with red ribbed cloth. Cloth blocked in dark green design with white titles on the spine and upper board, and with an illustration of Dracula, whip in hand, with a bat and a wolf pasted onto the upper board.
This cover illustration has been found to be particularly intriguing to collectors; it is unique to this edition. The previous edition depicted Dracula climbing headfirst down a castle wall; later editions showed the Count as a debonair nobleman. But this illustration combines the images from the story of Dracula as a shaggy coachman, a bat and a wolf. One wonders if Stoker himself approved this depiction of his subject.
This edition was also issued in green cloth.
The white titling shows slight wear, the spine is darkened a bit, and the spine tips are lightly worn. Aside from these, this copy is very good to near fine.