Inscribed and Signed by Bram Stoker

    Bram Stoker. The Mystery of the Sea. London: William Heinemann, 1902. First British trade edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Stoker, "Arthur Severn / from Bram Stoker / without waiting for years this time / 17.7.02" on the front free endpaper. Octavo. [xii], 498, [1, list of author's works], [1, blank] pages. With thirty-two page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. Publisher's full dark blue pictorial cloth, front board stamped and lettered in green and gilt, spine lettered in gilt, rear board with publisher's emblem in blind. Spine a bit dull, some moderate edgewear to binding, front hinge cracking (though it is intact enough to see that the front free endpaper is original and not supplied), rear hinge barely starting. Very good.

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    It is possible that the recipient of the inscription is Victorian artist Arthur Severn (1842-1931). However, it is interesting to note that the name, Arthur Severn, was used by Stoker as the main character of his book, The Snake's Pass, published by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in 1890. Dalby 13c.

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