single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Bram
Stokers classic story, Dracula . It makes for a terrific
piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
May. Bistritz.Left Munich at 8:35 P. M., on 1st May,
arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived
at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful
place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and
the little I could walk through the streets. I feared to go
very far from the station, as we had arrived late and would
start as near the correct time as possible. The impression
I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East;
the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which
is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions
of Turkish rule.
left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh.
Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for
dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with
red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem., get recipe
for Mina.) I asked the waiter, and he said it was called paprika
hendl, and that, as it was a national dish, I should
be able to get it anywhere along the Carpathians. I found
my smattering of German very useful here; indeed, I dont
know how I should be able to get on without it.
had some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited
the British Museum, and made search among the books and maps
in the library regarding Transylvania; it had struck me that
some foreknowledge of the country could hardly fail to have
some importance in dealing with a nobleman of that country.
I find that the district he named is in the extreme east of
the country, just on the borders of three states, Transylvania,
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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