1888 Rare Early Edition - FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.
Author: MRS. (Mary) SHELLEY.
Title: FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus.
Publisher: London, Glasgow, and New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1888. (Routledge's Pocket Library collection).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5.5 " X 4 ".
Pages: xv-317 pages + (1) catalog.
Binding: Very good original red quarter-cloth binding over marbled covers (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, rare light foxing mainly in the margin of the first page - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 900 - USD 1200).
The book: Rare Victorian early edition of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus -- a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared in the second edition, published in France in 1823. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.
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