From our rare book collection, a first USA edition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" from 1899 by Doubleday & McClure. It was originally published in the U.K. in 1897 by Archibald Constable & Co. but the US edition features much better art than the plain yellow covers and red text of the UK edition. Dracula's castle high on a mountain with bats flying overhead just shout vampire! The relevance and importance of this title is pretty obvious, so I won't give a big history lesson here. For that, I send you to Wikipedia.
Think the price of this has gone up with the appearance of teeny bopper vampire lovers? Eh, probably not. I didn't read THAT book, but I have seen THAT movie. Yeah, pretty much no reason to think fans of this would be fans of "Dracula" based on the movie.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.