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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Dracula collection donated to Dublin library

From the Belfast Telegraph:

A rare collection of Dracula-related books is to be handed over to Dublin City Library. It includes copies of books on vampires and Transylvanian history likely to have been used by Dublin-born author Bram Stoker for his classic horror novel, foreign translations of Dracula, and first editions of some of Stoker's other books. The Bram Stoker Society, which has organised the handover of the collection, said it contained more than 200 books in total. "They have enormous research value and significant but not overwhelming financial value," said registrar Albert Power. The books were collected over several decades by Englishman Leslie Shepherd, who developed a strong interest in the occult and the paranormal. He edited books of vampire and horror stories and campaigned for recognition for Bram Stoker in Dublin, the city where the author was born in Clontarf in 1847.


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