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    Mary Shelley's Monster
    Boris Karloff's Creature

    Mary Shelley. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1931]. "Illustrated with scenes from the Universal Photoplay." Octavo. xiv, 240 pages. Publisher's red cloth with titles in black on upper board and spine. In original illustrated dust jacket depicting Boris Karloff as the monster and Mae Clarke in a deep swoon. Binding very lightly scuffed, few faint spots on boards. Partially erased bookseller's pencil notations front free endpaper. Dust jacket with edge and fold wear, slight fold separations and edge tears, small paper chips, approximately 1 x .5 inch paper loss at head of spine panel, creases and light soiling. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

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    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
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