First edition, first printing published in 1914 by George Routledge and Sons, London.
Book: 200pp,Original publisher's scarlet cloth with blind-stamped titles and designs to the upper board, gilt titles to the spine. A notoriously fragile production, this one has faired reasonably well, light scuffing, chipping to corners and spine tips, the cloth has remained bright thanks to the prescence of the jacket, the spinehas faded a shade, the gilt titles still clearly visible. The pages are tightly bound with moderate foxing throughout, a couple of associated paper clippings have been pasted to the pastedowns, one referring to Werewolves and Clemence Housman's story.
Jacket: Second state jacket priced at 2'- net appears to be the only one that is ever attainable (The first state is priced at 1'- and rarely appears on the market.) The jacket has some light chipping to the spine tips and hinge corners, a small closed tear to the top edge of the jacket otherwise this is a fresh and bright example. The wonderfully, atmospheric cover by Handforth depicts a wolf baying having torn the throat out of a man who lays in the snow, the wind whistling through a graveyard as a horse drawn carriage pulls into view. Rarely seen in this condition.
This collection of Stoker’s short stories contains ‘Dracula’s Guest’, ‘The Judge’s House’, ‘The Squaw’, ‘The Secret of the Glowing Gold’, ‘A Gypsy Prophecy’, ‘The Coming of Abel Behenna’, ‘The Burial of the Rats’, ‘A Dream of Red Hands’ and ‘Crooken Sands’. Dracula’s Guest was infact a segment that Stoker removed from his novel ‘Dracula’ and was printed here for the first time by his wife Florence who dedicated the book to their son upon Stoker’s death. One of the cornerstone collections in Weird and Supernatural Fiction.