1883 Rare Gothic Book - The Castle of Otranto, (Bound with) The Old English Baron. Illustrated, limited #27/40.
Author: Horace Walpole & Clara Reeve.
Title: The Old English Baron & The Castle of Otranto, (2 volumes in one).
Publisher: London, J.C. Nimmo and Bain, 1883. Limited to 40 copies on laid paper, medium 8vo, with proof Etchings on Japanese paper. This one being number 27 of 40.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 405 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good half morocco leather binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, marbled paper slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing, names of the previous owners on the second blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Nicely illustrated with 2 engraved portraits and 4 illustrations by A. H. Tourrier (Alfred Holst Tourrier, 1836-1892).
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 350)
The book: Scarce illustrated and limited edition of The Castle of Otranto, (Bound with) The Old English Baron. Two major Gothic Stories in a nice morocco binding!
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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