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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In three: SHELLEY, Mary.]

SHELLEY, Mary.]

Published by London: for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818 (1818)

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Item Description: London: for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818, 1818. 3 volumes, duodecimo (177 × 107 mm). Bound to an attractive contemporary style in 20th-century tan full smooth morocco, spines gilt-ruled in compartments with two black morocco title labels to each, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, blind-rolled turn-ins, speckled edges. Housed in a brown morocco-backed bookform folding case. Half title to volume 2, advertisements at the rear of volumes 2 and 3. Mild offset toning and some very light spotting, top edges somewhat dust-darkened, but an excellent copy, well-margined for a later binding, which is appealingly done to style. First edition of Mary Shelley's masterpiece of Gothic horror and early polemic against the hubris of modern science, one of 500 copies printed. Written when Mary Shelley was only 19, Frankenstein is not the only memorable remnant of that "wet, ungenial summer" of 1816 at the Villa Diodati (Polidori's The Vampyre has the same origin), but it is certainly the most famous. Frankenstein effortlessly transcends the typical Gothic novel: ruined castles, graveyards and charnel houses appear only briefly or in the distance, and diabolical agency is replaced by human, natural and scientific powers. And unlike most Gothic novels Frankenstein is modern rather than mock-medieval: Mary Shelley managed to reconcile the Prometheus theme, then occupying both her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, with the most up-to-date scientific preoccupations, anticipating many of the themes of science fiction. The book's moral and philosophical seriousness, sign-posted by its epigraph "Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay / To mould me man? Did I solicit thee / From darkness to promote me?" from Paradise Lost (which the Shelleys were reading together in Bath when much of Frankenstein was written), pitches it still further above the level of gothic sensationalism. Her husband's editorial hand has been noted in various places, particularly in the unsigned preface describing the circumstances of its origin and in the plangent cadences of the closing paragraph. Ashley Library V 29; Tinker 1881; Wolff 6280. Bookseller Inventory # 88405

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SHELLEY, MARY W.

Published by London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823 (1823)

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Item Description: London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823, 1823. Second edition; two volumes. Publisher's paper-covered boards with paper spine labels; spines and labels chipped; minor stains; short tear at the margin of the title page of volume one; owner's signature crossed through on the half-title of the first volume; owner's signature on the half-title of volume two. As rare as the first edition, it is the first to print the author's name. Another eight years was to pass before a third edition was published. Bookseller Inventory # 23307

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EGREMONT, MICHAEL (LANCHESTER, ELSA & FORREST J ACKERMAN)

Published by London The Queensway Press n.d. (1936) (1936)

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Item Description: London The Queensway Press n.d. (1936), 1936. First Edition. Signed and inscribed on the half-title by the filmÕs star, Elsa Lanchester, to Philip J. Riley, the editor of the book ÔThe Bride of Frankenstein. Screenplay by William Hurlbut & John L. Balderston. Introduction by Valerie Hobson. Foreword by Forrest J AckermanÕ which reprinted the filmÕs screenplay. Inscribed: ÒTo Phil, From THE Bride of Frankenstein! Elsa Lanchester. With all my very best wishes.Ó Additionally signed and inscribed to Riley from Forrest J Ackerman on the front free endpaper: ÒPhil - Aunt Beeze is fine and hereÕs The Bride of Frankenstein. What else? Forry, at 59.Ó Ownership signature dated 1938 on the front pastedown. Near fine copy with a hint of use and very minor foxing in a beautiful bright dust jacket with very slight use and some repairs by an expert paper conservationist. The front panel of the dust jacket is a color painting of the lovely Elsa Lanchester as the Bride, with that iconic white streak in her wavy back swept hair. Enclosed in a handsome custom clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 20442E

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SHELLEY, MARY W.

Published by Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1833 (1833)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1833, 1833. First American Edition; two volumes; original publisher's muslin backed boards with paper labels. Volume one has an ownership signature on the title page; light foxing; minor wear to the binding and paper label. Volume two is a little more worn and foxed; the bottom half of the final page of text has been replaced (only affecting the words "The End," not any actual text); previous (contemporary) owner's comments on blank leaf; corner of back free endpaper torn. In a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 10963

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Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. By Mary: SHELLEY, Mary.

SHELLEY, Mary.

Published by London: for G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1823 (1823)

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Item Description: London: for G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1823, 1823. 2 volumes, duodecimo. Bound to style in half calf, marbled boards, red and black morocco labels. Custom leather-entry slipcase. Some foxing throughout, but a tall copy, complete with half titles. Second edition, the first in which Mary Shelley is named as the author; not merely a reprint of the first edition of 1818 as some have supposed. E. B. Murray notes that there are a good many substantive changes in the 1823 edition, though these were probably made by her father William Godwin, who arranged publication of the second edition "for her benefit" while Mary was still living on the continent. Mary, however, accepted the 1823 text as the basis for her own changes made for the 1831 third edition. E. B. Murray, "Changes in the 1823 Edition of Frankenstein", The Library, 3:4 (December 1981), 320-27. Bookseller Inventory # 51124

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Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Published by G. and W. B. Whittaker, London (1823)

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Item Description: G. and W. B. Whittaker, London, 1823. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Second Edition. Two volumes bound as one in contemporaneous full leather, with gilt tooling, the title page for the second volume has been retained, but the half-titles are lacking. There is a neat repair to the join of the front board and spine and the join at the rear board is fragile, with superficial cracking, the leather is clean, though slightly bumped and rubbed, and the gilt is bright. The text block is firm and square, the pages are slightly toned, with some minor marks and spots of foxing, but for the most part clean, there is a bookplate to the front pastedown, which indicates that the book was originally owned by Richard Strachey of Ashwick Grove. The second edition of one of the most influential horror novels ever written, the first to proclaim Shelley as the author, it also includes a number of significant changes, probably made by her father, William Godwin, but incorporated by Shelley into the 1831 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 002674

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SHELLEY, MARY W.

Published by London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 (1831)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1831. Third edition; first illustrated edition; publisher's cloth and spine labels; crack in the back board; some cloth wear and rubbing to the spine labels; bookplate; a clean copy and very good overall. In the introduction, Shelley related in print for the first time how she came to write the story. Bookseller Inventory # 25187

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SHELLEY, MARY W.

Published by London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831 (1831)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1831. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Illustrated Edition. Third edition; first illustrated edition; publisher's cloth and spine labels; very minor wear; an excellent copy in a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. In the introduction, Shelley related in print for the first time how she came to write the story. Bookseller Inventory # 23290

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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.: SHELLEY, Mary W.

SHELLEY, Mary W.

Published by Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1833 (1833)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1833, 1833. 2 volumes bound as one, duodecimo (172 x 102 mm). Contemporary black straight-grained calf, marbled sides, raised bands, titles and ruling to compartments gilt, all edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. Spine judiciously restored at top compartment, front joint carefully repaired, tips refurbished, internally fairly clean, with occasional spot of foxing to text. An excellent copy. With half-titles. First US edition of Mary Shelley's masterpiece of Gothic horror and early polemic against the hubris of modern science, with Shelley's name spelled incorrectly as "Shelly" on the title page. The text of this edition follows that of the 1818 first edition, published in London. Bookseller Inventory # 106343

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Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus; SCHILLER, Johannes.: SHELLEY, Mary W.

SHELLEY, Mary W.

Published by London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831 (1831)

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Item Description: London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831, 1831. Octavo (165 × 102 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled sides, raised gilt bands to spine, recent morocco label lettered gilt, edges sprinkled red. Faint ownership signature to front pastedown. Some judicious restoration and refurbishment at the extremities, the joints, and the boards, a few light marks and spotting to contents, a little nibbling to foot of front endpapers and head of first few pages. An excellent copy. Frontispieces and vignette title pages. Third edition, the final definitive text and the first edition to be illustrated. Mary Shelley incorporated most of the changes introduced by William Godwin into the 1823 second edition as well as numerous other revisions, including an entirely new chapter and the famous "Introduction" in which she elaborates the tale of the novel's genesis at the nocturnal storytelling session with Shelley, Byron and Polidori at the Villa Diodati. Mary lived for a further 20 years, but the 1831 edition is her final text revision. The frontispiece is the first visual depiction of Frankenstein and the Creature. The novel was issued in Bentley's Standard Novels Series, with the final third of the text in the volume printing the first part of The Ghost-Seer, which is completed in a second volume, that is more often than not lacking, as here. Bookseller Inventory # 107397

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The fortunes of Perkin Warbeck, a romance.: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London (1830)

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Item Description: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London, 1830. First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, pp. viii, 340; [2], 335, [1]; [2], 354, [2] ads; a remainder binding of cloth-backed boards, black calf lettering pieces on spine; one 19th-century bookplate pasted over another in each volume; a very good, sound copy. The fourth of Ms. Shelley's six novels. Not in either Sadleir or Wolff. Bookseller Inventory # 46391

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Shelley, Mary (Pennyroyal Press)

Published by West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press (1983). 1st ed. (1983)

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Item Description: West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press (1983). 1st ed., 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Folio. Quarter bound in tan leather with maroon-colored cloth, SIGNED by Moser, with a cloth portfolio and presented in a black linen covered slipcase. 1-3 DELUXE COPIES with a suite of 20 signed trial proofs, printed in various colors, a suite of 52 engravings used in the book, and an original signed pencil drawing of the creature. Printed in several colors on Strathmore Pulegium by Harold P. McGrath in Poliphilus and Baldo with Wilhelm Klingsporschrift from type cast by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Bound by Sam Ellenport. The first book by Pennyroyal Press to use multiple color block prints. The color trial proofs give a fascinating view into Moser's creative process in creating his favorite of all his Pennyroyal books. Very fine. Scarce. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 10834

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Shelley, Mary; Barry Moser, Ruth Mortimer, Emily Sunstein, Joyce Carol Oates, and William St. Clair

Published by Pennyroyal Press, West Hatfield, MA (1983)

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Item Description: Pennyroyal Press, West Hatfield, MA, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First edition. West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1983. Very near fine. Barry Moser. West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press, 1983. This is the limited edition of 50 copies with an extra suite of 52 engravings (each signed by Barry Moser), an original pencil sketch of the monster, and the extravagant bronze-medalion slipcase. The main volume is bound in tan quarter morocco over maroon cloth boards by Sam Ellenport at the Harcourt Bindery, raised bands, maroon leather label with calligraphic titling. The portfolio of engravings is in matching maroon cloth folder (creased). The set is, in turn, housed in a spectacular slipcase: 1/2 morocco leather with a large solid bronze medallion of the monster's hand inset into the spine, again over maroon cloth. Condition is near fine throughout, trivial shelf-wear only. Contents uniformly fine or very near fine. A spectacular production, easily the finest edition of Frankenstein and reportedly Barry Moser's favorite Pennyroyal. Bookseller Inventory # 3814

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Frankenstein [Together with] The Ghost-Seer.: SHELLEY, Mary.

SHELLEY, Mary.

Published by London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831 (1831)

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Item Description: London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831, 1831. Octavo (164 × 120 mm). Modern green half calf, marbled boards, bound to style, raised bands to spine, red morocco label, gilt decoration to compartments, red speckled edges, light brown endpapers. An excellent copy. Frontispiece and vignette title. Third edition, the final definitive text and the first edition to be illustrated. The first really popular edition of the novel, in an attractive binding. Mary Shelley incorporated most of the changes introduced by William Godwin into the 1823 second edition as well as numerous other revisions, including an entirely new chapter and the famous "Introduction" in which she elaborates the tale of the novel's genesis at the nocturnal storytelling session with Shelley, Byron and Polidori at the Villa Diodati. Mary lived for twenty more years, but the 1831 edition is her final text revision. The frontispiece is the first visual depiction of Frankenstein and the Creature. x. Bookseller Inventory # 86785

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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus: SHELLEY, Mary

SHELLEY, Mary

Published by Colburn & Bentley, 1831 (1831)

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Item Description: Colburn & Bentley, 1831, 1831. 1st edition with frontispiece illustration, 3rd edition overall. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Half-leather binding with matching corner pieces, marbled boards with minor chafing, a little eroding to corners and along spine folds, gilt spine title and decoration, all in very good condition. 202 pages + xii prelims. From the Gladstone library at Fasque, near Aberdeen, evidenced by the Fasque bookplate on the fpd (William Gladstone, when Prime Minister, often stayed at Fasque). The 1831 edition is notable for three reasons: the frontispiece is the first depiction of the monster; the book contains Mary Shelley's introduction, written at the request of the publishers to explain the origin and gestation of her story; and after her revisions to the text this is now regarded as the standard edition. Very clean pages, tissue guard over engraved title page, nice marbled endpapers. A very good, stand-alone copy of Shelley's famous novel. Bookseller Inventory # PSHB6696

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FRANKENSTEIN: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS . Revised,: Shelley, Mary W[ollstonecraft].

Shelley, Mary W[ollstonecraft].

Published by London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street: Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and Cumming, Dublin, (1831)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street: Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and Cumming, Dublin, 1831. Small octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xii [1] 2-202; [1-2] [1-3] 4-163 [164: printer's imprint] [165-167: ads] [168: blank], engraved frontispiece and engraved title leaf inserted, twentieth-century three-quarter black morocco and marbled boards, spine panel lettered and tooled in gold and blind, all edges untrimmed. Revised edition, first issue. For this edition, the standard text for most future editions, Shelley revised the text of FRANKENSTEIN and, at the request of the publishers, supplied an eight-page introduction on the genesis and composition of the story. "FRANKENSTEIN is at once a Gothic horror tale and the first important science fiction novel. Its sustained popularity and place in modern myth is probably as much due to the innumerable stage, film, television, comic book and radio adaptations of it -- most of which depart completely from the text -- as to the strength of the work itself." - Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 8. This edition of FRANKENSTEIN, published as volume number IX of Colburn and Bentley's "Standard Novels," also collects the first half of Schiller's Gothic romance THE GHOST-SEER. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-47; (1981) 1-150; (1987) 1-84; (1995) 1-84; and (2004) II-997. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-97. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2019. Bleiler (ed), Science Fiction Writers, pp. 3-9. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 5. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1099. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 575-80. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 832-39. In 333. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1- 348. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13002B. Wolff 6280a. Sadleir 3734a. Neat signature of an early owner (Margaret Scott) on title page. Inserted engraved frontispiece and engraved title leaf lightly foxed (much less than usual), otherwise very clean throughout. A very good copy in a handsome binding. (#114633). Bookseller Inventory # 114633

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SHELLEY, Mary],

Published by Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London (1832)

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Item Description: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London, 1832. 2 vols. 16mo, publisher's rose cloth with gilt leather labels on spines. Third edition of Frankenstein; first printing of the second volume; earliest binding of the second printing for the first volume (containing Frankenstein). Tiny bookseller's tickets on pastedowns; spines a little sunned with a little chipping to the spine labels; but a very attractive set. Standard Novels. No. IX-X. Bookseller Inventory # 23389

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Shelley, Mary W. [ Milner, H[enry]

Published by Richard Bentley and Son, London (1836)

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Item Description: Richard Bentley and Son, London, 1836. Hard Cover. Third printing of the first illustrated edition, solely published by Richard Bentley (sucessor to Henry Colburn) revised, corrected and a new introduction by the author, engraved frontispiece and title page (depicting scenes from pages 31 & 43); added printed title page; xii, 202pp. Bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled covered boards, raised bands with two compartments ruled and lettered in gilt; endpapers and all edges marbled; neat previous owner's name and date to 2nd preliminary leaf dated 1888. A clean bright copy. A handsome and very scarce 3rd printing. The monster's likeness was first shown in the 1826 Duncomb edition; the monster is shown herein. A lovely copy, only one copy located in rare books section NYPL .[OCLC] Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 2007

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The Curse of Frankenstein (Horror Classic Gamebook): Brennan, J.H.

Brennan, J.H.

Published by Armada (1986)

ISBN 10: 0006926843 ISBN 13: 9780006926849

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Item Description: Armada, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006926843

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SHELLEY, Mary W. (1797-1851)

Published by London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. (1831)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831., 1831. The First Single Volume Edition of Frankenstein, also the First Illustrated Edition, and the First to have a Preface. Third Edition overall, this is the First Edition to credit Mary Wolestonecraft Shelley as the author. Small octavo, with engraved frontispiece and illustrated title page by T. Von Holst; pps.(xii), 202. Modern brown calf to style, with raised bands and twin labels to spine, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled. A few age-related spots and marks within else internally clean; binding is unmarked. Listed in Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horror Novels, also 'The Novel 100' (Burt, 2004). Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, also Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Bookseller Inventory # 46241

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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft.]

Published by London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, (1826)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1826. 12mo, three volumes: pp. [i-iii] iv-xi [xii] [1] 2-358; [i-ii] [1] 2-328; [i-ii] [1] 2-352 [note: volume one lacks leaf Q(12), a leaf of publisher's ads], mid-nineteenth century three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, spine panels lettered and tooled in gold with borders tooled in blind, small yellow binder's tickets of James H. Jackson Stationer, Perth, Australia affixed to rear paste-downs. First edition. "The story of a ravaging plague that gradually wipes humanity from existence; the first of the 'catastrophe' novels written in English, and hence the forerunner of an important modern theme in science fiction." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1151-5. For an excellent summary of the economic, political, scientific, and literary influences that gave rise to the "last man" theme see Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001, pp. 35-61. Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, pp. 188-90. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-48; (1981) 1-151; (1987) 1-85; (1995) 1-85; and (2004) II-998. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2020. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 3. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 177. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1025. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13003. Block, p. 213. Wolff 6281. Early owner's name carefully erased from upper edges of all three title pages, horizontal tear along lower margin of leaf G4 of volume two, a few very faint stains to several leaves of signatures E and F in volume three, tiny paper defect in gutter margin of leaf I1 of volume three; touch of rubbing to extremities of spine panels and corner tips, hinges tight; some foxing to endpapers and binder's flyleaves, but all text blocks are remarkably clean. A bright set in an attractive binding. A handsome copy of a scarce book. (#77248). Bookseller Inventory # 77248

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THE LAST MAN. By the Author of: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft.]

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft.]

Published by London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, (1826)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1826. 12mo, three volumes: [i-iii] iv-xi [xii] [1] 2-358 [359-360: ads]; [i-ii] [1] 2-328; [i-ii] [1] 2-352 [note: volume one has leaf Q(12), a leaf of publisher's ads], late nineteenth century three-quarter brown calf and marbled boards, spine panels ruled in gold, black leather labels, marbled endpapers (binding signed J. Larkins), all edges untrimmed. First edition. "The story of a ravaging plague that gradually wipes humanity from existence; the first of the 'catastrophe' novels written in English, and hence the forerunner of an important modern theme in science fiction." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1151-55. For an excellent summary of the economic, political, scientific, and literary influences that gave rise to the "last man" theme see Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001, pp. 35-61. Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, pp. 188-90. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-48; (1981) 1-151; (1987) 1-85; (1995) 1-85; and (2004) II-998. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2020. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 3. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 177. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 194. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1025. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13003. Block, p. 213. Wolff 6281. Spine ends chipped. Small stain on N3 of volume three, occasional very light foxing, but remarkably clean throughout. (#153247). Bookseller Inventory # 153247

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Frankenstein (Swahili edition): Shelley, Mary

Shelley, Mary

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ISBN 10: 1502377802 ISBN 13: 9781502377807

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Frankenstein (Swahili edition). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1502377802

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Frankenstein (Swahili edition): Shelley, Mary

Shelley, Mary

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1502377802

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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Published by Henry Colburn, London (1826)

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, London, 1826. 3/4 Leather. Book Condition: Very Good -. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets. First Edition, Possible Later Issue. Wear to head and foot of spine of volume 3 (slight cracking at spine edges; slight rubbing); slight rubbing and browning to covers (leather over boards; chiefly to edges); slight internal creases, browning and/or foxing (chiefly to preliminary leaves and edges). xi, [1], 358; [2], 328; [2], 352 pages. Probable later state (or mixed state) of the original edition; with "Second Edition" on title page recto of volume 3 (with all title pages dated 1826); lacks publisher's advertisement at rear of volume 1, and with 2 of the author's "just published" titles on colophon of volume 3 (page 352; these being "Frankenstein" and "Valperga", in 2 and 3 volumes respectively). Intriguing early fantasy three-decker, involving the sole remnant of Earth's civilization otherwise obliterated in a raging plague; thus a forerunner of many a later venture of the catastrophist variety in the sci-fi field. Printed by Shackell, Arrowsmith, and Hodges (versos of title pages in all volumes). Halkett & Laing III, 237; BMC, volume 23, page 388, column 81 (citing 2 editions with 1826 date); not located in Sadleir; Bleiler (1978), page 187; Block, page 213; Reginald #13003; Wolff #6281. 3 volumes complete; bound uniformly in 3/4 brown calf over dark green marbled boards, gilt-stamped and ruled spines with gilt- stamped black morocco spine labels and partly raised bands, plain endpapers, top edges stained dark brown, remaining edges flecked red/brown, all edges trimmed. Provenance: From the library of Lord Northwick, with his engraved armorial bookplate on front attached endpaper of each volume. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (thin). Bookseller Inventory # L072448

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SHELLEY, Mary W.]

Published by Richard Bentley, London (1836)

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Item Description: Richard Bentley, London, 1836. xii, 202 pp. + 163 pp. Engraved frontispiece; added engraved title. 12mo, original plum cloth with gilt-lettered leather spine labels. Revised, corrected, and illustrated with a new introduction by the author. Tiny chips to the spine labels; some light sunning and bubbling to cloth; but an attractive copy. Bookseller Inventory # 28394

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SHELLEY, MARY] EGREMONT, MICHAEL.

Published by London: The Readers Library Publishing Company, 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: London: The Readers Library Publishing Company, 1936, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First Edition. Ink date on the title page below the author's name; pages browned and brittle as always; very good in a good dust jacket with a fingernail-sized chip at the foot of the spine. The front panel is a color illustration of Karloff and Elsa Lanchester (noting "A Universal Picture") and the "Editor's Note" praises both the film and this novelization. Bookseller Inventory # 26297

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SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft.

Published by Halifax: Milner & Sowerby (1865)

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Item Description: Halifax: Milner & Sowerby, 1865. 1st "Cottage Library" edition. Hardback, original maroon cloth. 13cm x 8cm. Yellow endpapers. Contents: pages generally very good, clean and tight (a little fragile between pages 304 & 305). Just a few slight pencil marks and a few slight brown spots. Owner's name at end of text. Owner's signature fep. Pencil notes rubbed out fep and inside front board. Front inner hinge neatly reinforced. Otherwise pages generally very good and clean. Boards: left side of front board generously faded and chipped/scuffed (professionally restored). Spine re-laid. Corners worn and rounded. Top and tail headbands of spine neatly reinforced where frayed and fragile. Spine darkened, with title barely visible. A rare "Cottage Library" edition of Shelley's "Frankenstein - The Man Demon" in original fragile Cottage Library binding. 319 pp. In 1816 Mary Wollstonecraft first conceived the idea of 'Frankenstein' whilst staying at a small cottage with her sister Claire and Percy Shelley in Geneva. The cottage was very close to the fellow author and patron Lord George Byron, who was by this time a household name. The following year, on their return to England, Mary and Shelley rented a house in Marlow, Bucks where she completed her novel 'Frankenstein'. Eventually the novel was first published anonymously in 1818. This small "Cottage Library Edition" uses Mary's full title of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Bookseller Inventory # 16494

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PENNYROYAL PRESS). MOSER, BARRY, Illustrator. SHELLEY, MARY

Published by Pennyroyal Press, Northampton, Massachusetts (1983)

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Item Description: Pennyroyal Press, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1983. Hardcover. No. 175 OF 350 COPIES. 349 x 254 mm (13 3/4 x 10"). Portfolio: 355 x 260 mm. (14 x 10 1/4") xvi, 282 pp., [2] leaves. Two volumes (including portfolio of prints). With essays by Ruth Mortimer, Emily Sunstein, Joyce Carol Oates, and William St. Clair. No. 175 OF 350 COPIES. Original tan quarter morocco over maroon cloth boards by Sam Ellenport at the Harcourt Bindery, raised bands, maroon leather label with calligraphic titling. In the matching publisher's (just slightly marked) folding cloth box. WITH 52 WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY BARRY MOSER, and with an extra suite of plates in a portfolio, each of the extra plates signed by him. Printed by Harold McGrath in Poliphilus and Wilhelm Klingsporschrift type. "A Century for the Century" 92. Very faint foxing to fore and tail edges of the book block, a half dozen pages with hardly perceptible very small spots of foxing, otherwise spotless and unworn. Moser's dark and haunting wood engravings are well suited to Shelley's classic tale of horror, and the work was acclaimed by the Grolier Club as one of its "Century for the Century." We never see the monster in full here; the artist cleverly shows us only glimpses of the horror and allows our imaginations to elaborate. At the same time, the model for an earnest but fanatical Victor Frankenstein was a very real person--printer Art Larson, who worked with McGrath and Moser in the early 1980s. The layout of the text here is noteworthy, as it echoes the design of 15th century books: most pages are a solid block of letterpress, the paragraph openings marked with tiny cruciform ornaments just as paragraphs in incunables were indicated with small painted flourishes. This design, the typeface (clean, elegant, roman), and the airy spacing make for a page that is striking in its simplicity and, thus reminiscent, not only of early printing, but also particularly of Doves Press books. In addition to the three volumes of the 1818 text of "Frankenstein," this edition includes critical essays by Sunstein, St. Clair, and Oates, and a publishing history by noted bibliographer Ruth Mortimer. Bookseller Inventory # CAH1241

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Ligotti, Thomas.

Published by Silver Salamander Press., Eugene, OR: (1994)

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Item Description: Silver Salamander Press., Eugene, OR:, 1994. 1st edition. HC in red leather, 1/10 signed copies. 1st Printing. One of 10 copies bound for the press and not offered for sale to the public. A stunning book in red leather with black and gold highlights. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 14653

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