Dracula deluxe

Bram Stoker

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$1,500

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7.a.i “Printed on mouldmade Arches paper, quarterbound in leather with printed silk panels, oversize traycase bound in cloth, printed endsheets, extra suite of color prints housed in their own folder, ribbon marker, signed by Patrick McGrath and Greg Hidebrandt”*: unknown number of 22 total - $1500 (Red roman numerals)
7.a.ii “Printed on mouldmade Arches paper, quarterbound in leather with printed silk panels, oversixe traycase bound in cloth, printed endsheets, extra suite of color prints housed in their own folder, ribbon marker, signed by Patrick McGrath and Greg Hidebrandt”, slightly different size, with differently oriented front boards, and different limitation page: unknown number of 22 total - $1500 (Red roman numerals)
7.b.i “Printed on Mohawk Superfine, bound in cloth, enclosed in a cloth traycase [actually, a slipcase], ribbon marker” with numbered limitation page. Bound in black cloth with "A View of Horror" pictorial inset on front board. The gold foil stamping on the spine is smaller in font-size and lacks the separating dot: ~50 (unknown) of 300/500 limitation – $250

7.b.ii “Printed on Mohawk Superfine, bound in cloth, enclosed in a cloth traycase [actually, a slipcase], ribbon marker” with numbered limitation page. Bound in black cloth with "Lust for the Undead" pictorial inset on front board: 50+ (unknown) of 300/500 limitation – $250
7.b.iii “Printed on Mohawk Superfine, bound in cloth, enclosed in a cloth traycase [actually, a slipcase], ribbon marker” with numbered limitation page. Bound in black cloth with "Lust for the Undead" pictorial printed front boards. This is the only variant with the quarter bound faux leather spine: 200/400- (unknown) of 300/500 limitation – $250

*Postmortem 7 (December 2007)

Published as Centipede Press; 2006
Original price: $1500/$250

The next title from Centipede Press is Dracula, which is also the next title in the Gothic series. This is the closest that two books from the Gothic series were released to each other.

There were probably 22 copies of the deluxe edition printed. One of the newsletters states “XXIII” but all of the deluxe limitation pages that I’ve seen state 22. There are two different states of the lettered. The printed picture on the front boards shows two different orientations, one in which Dracula is facing right and the other in which he’s facing left (this copy is also about a half an inch longer!). There are also two different versions of the limitation page: one of them mentions the regular numbered state, the other does not. The version that mentions the numbered state is also somewhat smaller than the rest of the pages and is perhaps not mouldmade Arches paper – it appears to be attached to a larger page.


The regular version has either 300 or 500 copies – newsletters say different things. I believe that the limitation page for the regular version is the same as the smaller, non-Arches paper deluxe version, but I can’t say for sure. If so, that page states that there are 500 copies. As with some of the earlier books, it certainly doesn’t seem like there are 500 copies out there…

I wish I had more on this, but I don’t. As far as the overall deluxe editions are concerned, there is at least one more deluxe out there that has two possible states – it has to do with the number of signatures on them, but there may be more title like this, where you can’t tell unless you have more than one copy in front of you. Or maybe only one version has ever been photographed.


Bibliography by Timothy Booksker adapted from thedarktower forum

Photography by Yegor Malinovsky -artofcollectiblebooks-


Synopsis from Centipede Press website

Perhaps more than any other novel, Dracula is as responsible for much of modern horror fiction. Now, we have published Bram Stoker’s enduring vampire classic in a new edition with the complete black and white and color illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt, which have been out of print for twenty years. They have never been published with the vivacity that you will see here.
 Patrick McGrath has provided a perceptive new introduction. And we have thrown in three bonus stories by Stoker: the fugitive Dracula’s Guest, along with Stoker’s best two short tales: The Judge’s House and The Squire. In an oversize 8 × 12 format with the usual high production values from Centipede Press: printed silk panels, head and tail bands, ribbon marker, and a two-color cloth slipcase. This may be the most handsome edition of this novel ever published.