Item #50866 The CASTLE Of The CARPATHIANS. Jules Verne, 1828 - 1905.


London: Sampson Low Marston & Company St. Dunston's House Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., 1893. 1st UK Edition (Myers 8). iv, 211, [1 (blank)], [32] pp. 32 page publisher catalogue at rear, dated 1892. Frontispiece. T.p. vignette. Crown 8vo. 7-1/4" x 4-7/8". Pictorial slate blue cloth with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board. Floral patterned paper eps. AEG. Average wear, with small white spot to frot board lower right. Slightly shaken. Prior owner presentation label affixed to ffep. Withal, a VG copy. Item #50866

Initially published in 1892, in French, as Le Château des Carpathes. It has been said that Bram Stoker took inspiration from this for his 1897 novel Dracula. Due to castle aspect and local toponymy, it is assumed that Col Castle, in Hunedoara county served as Verne's inspiration.

Price: $1,750.00

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