1839 Rare Gothic Book - The Castle of Otranto, (Bound with) The Old English Baron
Author : Horace Walpole & Clara Reeve
Title : The Old English Baron & The Castle of Otranto, (2 volumes in one).
Publisher : London, Charles Daly, 19, Red Lion Square, 1839.
Language : Text in English
Size : 4 " X 3 "
Pages : 307 pages
Binding : Very good original Gothic full cloth binding with gilt decorated spine (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations : Nicely illustrated with one engraved title page and one frontis illustration.
The book : Scarce original miniature edition of The Castle of Otranto, (Bound with) The Old English Baron Two major Gothic Stories!
The authors: Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797), also known as Horace Walpole, was an English writer, art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He had Strawberry Hill House built in Twickenham, south-west London, reviving the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors. His literary reputation rests on the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764), and his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. They have been published by Yale University Press in 48 volumes.
Clara Reeve (23 January 1729 – 3 December 1807) was an English novelist best known for the Gothic novel The Old English Baron (1777). She also wrote an innovative history of prose fiction, The Progress of Romance (1785). Her first work was a translation from Latin, then an unusual language for a woman to learn.
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