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The Castle Of Otranto: A Gothic Story

Walpole, Horace

Published by Henry Carey Baird, Philadelphia, 1854
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First American edition. 12mo. in blindstamped brown clotgh with spine lettered in gilt. (2) 221 (1), 24 pp. of adverts (2). A tight, internally bright example, spine lettering bright, shallow loss to the spine extremities, 1919-dated ownership signature front blank. The Castle Of Otranto is generally considered the first "gothic novel"; it first appeared in 1764 and formed the foundadtion of the literary genre that gained popularity several decades later with the works of Poe, Wilkie Collins, Bram Stoker. Bookseller Inventory # E16146

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Title: The Castle Of Otranto: A Gothic Story

Publisher: Henry Carey Baird, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1854

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First American edition

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