Bram [Abraham] Stoker (1847-1912), novelist and theatre manager was born in Dublin. Stoker inherited his love of the theatre from his father and while working as a civil servant he was the unpaid drama critic of ‘The Evening Mail’.
He was responsible for the great success of Henry Irving’s visit to Dublin in 1876 and two years later left Dublin and took up the position of secretary, business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, a post which he held for thirty years. He supplemented his income by writing a large number of sensational novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula which he published in 1897.
STOKER, Bram: Dracula. True First Edition.
STOKER, Bram. Dracula. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Company, 2 Whitehall Gardens, 1897. pp. x, 392, 16. Later issue of the first edition with advert for ‘The Shoulder of Shasta’ on page 392, followed by a 16 page catalogue dated 1898. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full mustard-yellow morocco in imitation of the original […]