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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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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. Second Edition. Second edition, two volumes bound as one in contemporary 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 bright. Internally clean, 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 speculative fiction novels ever written, the first to proclaim Shelley as the author, it also includes a number of significant changes, probably advised 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."), but incorporated by Shelley into the 1831 edition. bost. Bookseller Inventory # 294

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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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Editor-Berthold Schoene-Harwood

Published by Columbia University Press (2000)

ISBN 10: 023112192X ISBN 13: 9780231121927

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Item Description: Columbia University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG023112192X

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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. The spine-lettering is unusual by English standards, with the title in the middle compartment and the author's name at foot. Bookseller Inventory # 106343

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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. First edition. Near Fine/near fine. 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: quarter 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, touch of shelfwear only. Contents uniformly fine. A spectacular production, easily the finest edition of Frankenstein and reportedly Barry Moser's favorite Pennyroyal. Bookseller Inventory # 3814

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

Shelley, Mary W[ollstonecraft]

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

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Item Description: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street: Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and Cumming, Dublin, London, 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 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. 12mo. 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 third 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]. Bookseller Inventory # 2007

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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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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft.]

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

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, London, 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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Frankenstein ; or the Modern Prometheus [Bentley: SHELLEY, Mary

Item Description: Richard Bentley & Son 1832 / 1831, London, 1831. Full Calf. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo. Two volumes. xii, 202, 1-163; 176, xvi, 258 pp. Bound in a contemporary full blue calf, with red morocco labels, and extra gilt to spines. Steel engraved frontispiece illustrating the monster. Bentley Standard Novels series, the first to illustrate the monster. It precedes the first American edition. With a new introduction by the author. Two sections slightly loose in second volume. A very clean copy, and uncommon to find the pair in such nice contemporary condition. Attractive volumes, they bear a previous owner's name and address (Berkeley Square), as well as labels for the Willian Free Lending Library on the front endpapers - 'The time for taking out and exchanging Books to be from Six to Seven p.m. on Wednesdays.' The illustrated title pages and the title of 10. Ghost-Seer are dated 1831, the title page of 9. Frankenstein is dated 1832. Bookseller Inventory # 52304

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SHELLEY, Mary

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Item Description: 1826. First edition. Three volumes. 8vo., contemporary half calf, marbled boards, smooth spines, marbled edges. London, Henry Colburn Text quite soiled in parts, particularly the title pages, minor wear to the bindings, bookplates removed, and the ink annotation to the first title page ?To be kept two days only?, indicating that it was initially a circulating copy. Rather oddly the inscription is trimmed by the binder which, coupled with the soiling to the title-ages, indicates that it originally circulated in its original boards until they fell off: the binding is certainly contemporary and shows no signs of any monkey business having been played on it.The Last Man is an ambitious novel, set in the 21st century, with central characters drawn from her own life: Percy Bysshe Shelley is Adrian, son of the last and now dead king of England; Byron is Lord Raymond, who becomes the Lord Protector of England; Mary herself is Lionel Verney. Jane Dunn's analysis of the story defies much in the way of synthesis: ?In an accumulative nightmare, the ravages of the plague destroyed everything of civilized life, penetrating to the heart of family and home. The survivors were not a unified band, but a miserable disparate crew who meekly accepted their fate. It could be argued that this was an expression of mary's undoubted emotional conservatism, her instinctive fear of rapid and radical change. That she had written a parable of the dehumanizing threat of unchecked industrialization is possible, living as she did through the Industrial Revolution, well aware of the Cobbetts of the land who feared the ravages and neglect of the countryside, the destruction of the people. But more it was an expression of her own desolation of spirit and disillusionment with her fellows. During the time she was writing it Mary felt acutely isolated and alone, at times so out of place in London society, so much an alien, that surely she was the last relic of her beloved race. Deprived by death of those whom she had so loved, she was the Last Man, 'girded, walled in, vaulted over, by seven-fold barriers of loneliness.'Mayr's story defied categorisation. Full of horror, it nevertheless did not belong to the Gothic tradition. It in no way relied on supernatural angecies but rather was given substance and credence with its realism and domestic detail.?The book was met with hostility, although there was a second edition in the same year: the general public were uncomprehending, and Percy's father, Sir Thomas, was so offended with the portrayal of his son that he withdrew for a while any financial support to Mary and Percy's son Percy Florence Shelley. Bookseller Inventory # 118895

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

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft.]

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

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Item Description: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, London, 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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Item Description: London: 1823., London, 1823. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. THE SECOND PERFORMANCE OF THE FIRST ENGLISH PRODUCTION. Printed letterpress playbill/broadside, 13" x 7-7/8", stab holes to the left margin presumably bound up at one time, some mild foxing but largely clean and bright. The play's author, Richard Brinsley Peake (1792-1847), was a prolific dramatist of the London popular theatre from 1818 until the time of his death. Presumption! appeared at the Lyceum (the English Opera House) in the late summer of 1823. During the autumn of the same year, other serious adaptations of Frankenstein appeared at the Royalty and the Coburg. The part of the Monster was taken by Thomas Potter Cooke (1786-1864), a former sailor who had already earned popular and critical attention by his performance as Ruthven in The Vampire in 1820. The part of Victor Frankenstein was given to James William Wallack (1791-1864), perhaps the most recognized of the Lyceum's coterie of leading men. Presumption! continued to play with great success through the first half of August, always heading the program and followed by other melodramas, farces, or musical comedies. Although Presumption! was not the first successful Gothic melodrama of the 1820s, the popularity it achieved had an immediate effect on London theatre managements. Presumption! had helped to illuminate a public appetite for horrifying stage fantasies with morally unambiguous resolutions. The play was seen by Mary Shelley and her father William Godwin on 29 August 1823 at the English Opera House, shortly after her return to England. Shelley approved of the way the Creature, played by T.P. Cooke, was represented by a series of dashes in the advertising. Mary Shelley had mixed feelings about the play when it opened but, echoing Lord Byron, wrote: "But lo and behold I found myself famous! Frankenstein had prodigious success as a drama and was about to be repeated for the twenty-third night at the English Royal Opera House". Bookseller Inventory # 000053

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Wilson, Colin

Published by Ashgrove Publishing Ltd (1981)

ISBN 10: 0906798116 ISBN 13: 9780906798119

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Item Description: Ashgrove Publishing Ltd, 1981. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0906798116

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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]. Egremont, Michael

Published by Reader's Library, London (1936)

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Item Description: Reader's Library, London, 1936. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket. First Edition. (London: The Readers Library, no date [1936]). First UK Edition. Issued simultaneously as a 'library edition' under the Queensway Press imprint. A VG copy (faint stain to foot of book spine; pages tanned) in like D/W with fading to spine and shallow chip to foot of spine, left corner). This book is the movie novelisation of the 1935 film of the same name, a classic masterpiece of 1930's horror films, and a superior sequel to the original prototype Frankenstein from 1931. Generally considered one of the greatest horror films of all time, the film reunited Colin Clive (as Dr. Frankenstein) with Boris Karloff as the Monster, but brought two new characters to the forefront: Ernest Thesiger as a necromancer who has miniaturized and imprisoned various human beings in glass jars, and Elsa Lanchester as the Monster's Bride. The front panel of this book is a colour illustration of Karloff and Elsa Lanchester. Scans invited. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 355490716247

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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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Ligotti, Thomas.

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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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Shelley, Mary

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ISBN 10: 1516894618 ISBN 13: 9781516894611

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # 1516894618D

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Koontz, Dean

Published by Charnel House, Lynbrook, NY (2005)

ISBN 10: 0927389290 ISBN 13: 9780927389297

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Item Description: Charnel House, Lynbrook, NY, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Limited Edition. 8vo. A most stunning first edition limited to 750 numbered and 26 lettered copies (this being lettered) in unread As New condition in alike slipcase, signed by author Dean Koontz; The original screenplay for the two-hour pilot episode of the USA Network television series. Dean Koontz’ production design notes on how he envisioned the sets as well as his direction in how the dialogue was to be spoken. This script was not used and the show changed drastically. The vision of a modern day Frankenstein story; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 12117

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