One of the Most Sought After Titles of the Past Century. D R A C U L A - B r a m S t o k e r. 1912 First Edition, thus - with - Original Dust Jacket. And, as if this amazing very good condition treasure wasn't already exciting enough - there is a one-of-a-kind signed lengthy inscription by the actress who spoke the very first line in the iconic motion picture!
Carla, was the niece of the creator of the entire horror genre, Carl Laemmle, and lived on the Universal Studio lot during the filming of Dracula, as well as Frankenstein, the Werewolf and the Phantom of the Black Lagoon. I believed I would be handing this heirloom down to my children - but they decided they would rather be minimalists (how sad, how empty) - so, you dear ebayer will instead have this opportunity of adding this unbelievable Dracula, to your collection - or, as the most spectacular gift ever.Do Not Regret Missing out on this. THIS IS THE WONDERFUL HANDWRITTEN INSCRIPTION PENNED BY CARLA LAEMMLE... "I had the great good fortune of speaking the first lines of dialogues in the first, talking, supernatural horror movie - Universal's "Dracula" 1931: "Among the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Boprgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a Bygone Age. Written directly on the blank endpage - the rear endpage and inscribed upside down to the text of the pages that follow - yet, more wonderful uniqueness of this remarkable item. Rider & Sons took over the rights to Dracula in 1912 and were responsible for numerous reprints well into the 1950's.
This their first of that 1912 edition was completely reset and correcting some of the typographical errors of the original trade edition. The iconic story most all are familiar with, is the Dracula with the text from either the 1897 London edition, or this 1912 edition.
Original bright red cloth, black titles on spine. Scarce original two sided (other publisher titles on reverse side) dust jacket, not price clipped, edge chips, now in plastic protective cover. Very rare and unique long association inscription and hand signature by Carla Laemmle.
"I had the great good fortune of speaking the first lines of dialogues in the first, talking, supernatural horror movie - Universal's "Dracula" 1931: "Among the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a Bygone Age. Nice tightly bound, 334 pages + 2 pages publisher ads. NOTE : This item is a perfect example of how deep we are going into our fifty plus year collection of rare books, coins, tribal artifacts, pop and rock art, memorabilia and collectibles. Many of these offerings are one-of-a-kind, due in large part, to my involvement in professional sports, publishing, business and science. Examples include the racket that Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam title with, rare books signed by usually reticent authors, and so very much more.
Many of the signed items were collected personally, during my lifetime of association with many whose signatures are collectible. You may want to check back often. The item "1st ed DRACULA Bram Stoker DJ Special Note SIGNED directly in book AN HEIRLOOM" is in sale since Wednesday, August 2, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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