Saturday, October 21, 2017

Frank A. Munsey's Copy of Dracula by Bram Stoker

American newspaper and magazine publisher Frank A. Munsey was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula inscribed by the author on the day of publication. The seller now offering this volume on eBay surmises, "Undoubtedly, Stoker presented the book to Munsey in an unsuccessful hope that Munsey would serialize Dracula in one of his magazines." Munsey created a number of popular ten-cent pulp magazines, discovering a brand new market. He was also something of a novelist himself. The book has been rebound and is currently listed at $52,000. Too rich for my—ahem!—blood.

Inscribed "Frank A. Munsey/from Bram Stoker/22-6-97"

Dracula title page
Has anyone heard of Stoker's four earlier books?

Bram Stoker
eBay Listing as of October 21, 2017

Bram Stoker
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