1900 Scarce Gothic Book - FRANKENSTEIN or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.
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Author: Mary Shelley.
Title: Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus.
Publisher: Chicago, W. B. Conkey Company, no date (circa 1900).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 299 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (tight and clean, rare foxing or staining, name and bookplate of previous owners on front endpaper - as shown, inner hinge of the front endpaper slightly worn but still tight - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 400 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce Conkey 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 on the second edition, published in France in 1823. A rare find in the original "Art Nouveau" binding!
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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