New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1975. Item #04679
STOKER, Bram. WOLF, Leonard. Wilfried Sätty, illustrator. The Annotated Dracula. Introduction, Notes, and Bibliography by Leonard Wolf. Art by Sätty. With Maps, Drawings, and Photographs. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., .
First edition thus.
Large quarto ( 11 x 8 1/2 inches; 280 x 216 mm.). xviii, , 362 (including index). Illustrated throughout by Sätty (Wilfried Podriech).
Publisher's black cloth over boards, front cover lettered in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers. A near fine copy in the near fine original pictorial dust jacket (jacket spine very slightly faded).
"Dracula is one of the most terrifying books ever written, as well as one of the most complex in terms of its literary definition. First published in 1897, and continuously in pront since, Dracula has, with one or two exceptions, never been given serious literary consideration. It is only in recent times that readers and critics alike have begun to realize that it is more than a gothic horror tale. Indeed, Bram Stoker created in Dracula an overwhelming symbol of human fear and fascination – a monster who has become a household word for something dreadful in the western world. And this story quivers with allegorical implications, creating powerful images that haunt the imagination. The universality of these images make the book timeless and fascinating to every generation, but especially to ours, and this despite the fact that it is deeply embedded in Victorian daily life…
There are over one hundred drawings and photographs clarifying and illustrating the text and notes, and an appendix of maps tracing Dracula’s steps. There are eighteen brilliant montages by the celebrated artist Sätty. Using nineteenth-century graphic art and the technology of the lithopress, he has fully captured, indeed intensified, the eerie, other-worldly, frightening images that pervade the story.
Leonard Wolf has also provided a calendar of events, an analysis of the number of times Dracula appears in the book, a selected filmography, and a bibliography that includes the English language and foreign editions of Dracula." (introduction).
Wilfried Sätty (born Wilfried Podriech; 1939-1982) was a German graphic artist best known for his black and white collage art. He has often been referred to as 'The Artist of the Occult.'.