SHELLEY (MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT) Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus, 2 vol.
Lot 442
SHELLEY (MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT) Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus, 2 vol.
Sold for £12,000 (US$ 19,893) inc. premium
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SHELLEY (MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT)
Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus, 2 vol., second edition, half-titles with ownership signature of ?Mr. Winstanley (crossed through in volume one), very occasional spotting, one or two gatherings working loose, short tear to edge of title in volume one, UNCUT IN PUBLISHER'S BOARDS, spines and paper labels worn with some loss, 8vo, G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823

Footnotes

  • THE SCARCE SECOND EDITION OF MARY SHELLEY'S GOTHIC MASTERPIECE, the first to carry the author's name and to include her preface. Copies in original boards are particularly rare: only four sets of this edition are listed as having sold at auction in over thirty years, and none were in boards.
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