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    Mary Shelley: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus 1831 Revised Edition. (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831), third edition, first illustrated edition, 258 pages, 16mo (4.375" x 6.625"), quarter leather binding with marbled boards, three raised bands with gold lines on spine, with "Frankenstein" in gilt lettering as the only title on the spine, engraving on half title and frontispiece. Includes eight page introduction by the author explaining how she came to write the story and a preface by Percy Shelley. Frankenstein ends on page 202, followed by Edgar Huntly; or, The Sleep Walker, by Charles Brockden Brown, an American novelist. Textblock lightly foxed and stained, boards and spine rubbed, edges showing cardboard in places, .375" x .5" piece out of marbled paper on front board, corners bumped. From the Betty Bennett Collection.

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