FAMOUS IMPOSTORS, by Bram Stoker - 1910 [1st US Edition] Illustrated biographies$125.00
by Bram Stoker
First American Edition. Published by: Sturgis & Walton Company, New York, 1910.
Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.
- Volume displays overall signs of water damage and some writing and marks inside.
- Red cloth covers feature black lettering on front, and exhibit pronounced overall fading and damp staining.
- Binding is firm and intact.
- Covers display moderate edgewear with exposed boards at corners, and a bump to upper corner of front.
- Upper edges of boards are strongly darkened.
- Spine features black lettering, and shows severe overall sunning and darkening with softening and fraying at ends. (See photos)
- Binding has minimal play, with gaps between some pages inside, and occasional glue residue along gutter on some illustration pages, where pages have begun to separate. (See photos)
- Illustration plates display frequent marginal damp staining, and are glossy paper. (See photos)
- Ex Libris: Front pastedown features bookplate of noted American writer and poet Carolyn Wells.
- Page facing front pastedown shows ballpoint pen signature of previous owner. (See photos)
- Interior exhibits gentle age-toning with frequent marginal damp staining, occasional foxing and smudges, and some creasing.
- Pages show occasional pencil marks and writing, and at least one page has pen writing. (See photos)
- Some pages are dog-eared, and display small marginal tears, among which a larger tear on one page. (See photos)
- Textblock edges display expected toning and evidence of water damage. Head has tint with some staining and dust.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
From the acclaimed author of Dracula and other fiction, comes this fascinating documentary on the strangest personalities and most infamous hoaxes of past centuries. The Irish writer here put together some historical figures whose origin, aim and nature were a mystery to their contemporaries, and attempts to shed light on the enigmas through the unveiling of some of their stratagems. Never does he jump to conclusions, that are not the result of a thorough historical research on all available sources.
Illustrated with B&W photographs, line drawings, etc. Ex-libris with bookplate. Includes a preface, a list of illustrations and an index.
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