Volume I of the First Edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
[Mary Shelley]. Frankenstein; or, the Modern
Prometheus. London: Printed for Lackington, Hughes,
Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818. First edition. Volume I only.
Twelvemo. xii, 818, [1, blank] pages. Bound without ads, but
half-title is present. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards,
spine stamped and ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. Binding
worn, front joint cracked, front hinge cracked, rear hinge
starting, free-endpapers missing, text toned, creased, thumbsoiled,
with some light foxing and a few inkstains or markings throughout.
Good condition. This is probably the best known fiction from the
Romantic Era, and is arguably the first science fiction work in
English literature. Wolff 6280.
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