Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., No Date [circa 1960]. Octavo, bound in the publisher's original black pebbled cloth, spine panel lettered in red. 354 pp.Light tanning to text block, small bump to spine near spine head; a very good copy in the original printed dust jacket which is moderately torn and frayed at the edges. Although unstated anywhere in the book, the binding is a style used by the Science Fiction Book Club, and the lower dust jacket flap states "Book Club Edition". Uncommon. Item #312806
¶ The most famous and influential of all vampire novels. "Although it is based in part on the crude VARNEY, THE VAMPIRE and the superior Carmilla by LeFanu, Dracula remains the definitive treatment of the classical vampire, a work of great imagination and conviction. While it is generally conceded that it has technical weaknesses - wooden characters, sentimental writing, needless complexity - its virtues overweigh its flaws and it is one of the great classics of supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction (1983); item 1546.