In Search of Dracula: A True History of Dracula and Vampire Legends. By Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu. First edition, First Printing. New York Graphic Society. Greenwich, 1972.

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No horrific creation has lingered in the cultural mind of western society as pervasively as Dracula, the powerful vampire and eponymous character of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. Yet Dracula was not the first vampire–he was only the first to be popularized, and may be credited for bringing vampires and vampirism into the modern context. But if he was not the first, what are his mythic origins? This is the question that scholars Raymond McNally and Radu Florescu address in this volume, In Search of Dracula. They draw strong ties to Vlad the Impaler, a 15th century ruler of Wallachia, in modern-day Romania. Other scholars have noted this connection, but McNally and Florescu describe it thoroughly here, making In Search of Dracula one of the most authoritative texts on the true history of the gothic villain.

This first edition, first printing is in the original black cloth boards, near fine with only minor dampstaining to back board and foot of front board. Text block near fine, only former owner’s signature to front endpaper. In the original dust jacket, very good with minor closed tears and rubbing to edges.

A terrific study on Dracula and his mythic origins.

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In Search of Dracula: A True History of Dracula and Vampire Legends. By Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu. First edition, First Printing. New York Graphic Society. Greenwich, 1972.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in