Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus bound with Volume I of Friedrich Schiller's The Ghost-Seer (London: Richard Bentley (Successor to Henry Colburn), 1836), third edition revised, 365 pages (Frankenstein: 202 pages, The Ghost-Seer: 163 pages), 8vo, orange-brown cloth binding with brown laminate over boards, deckled fore-edge. Frankenstein has 1831 frontispiece and title page bound in and includes the 1831 introduction by Mary Shelley.

    The poet, dramatist, philosopher, and historian Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) stands with his close friend and literary collaborator, Goethe, at the forefront of German literature. His writings, particularly his tragedies, represent the full flowering of the classic tradition in 18th-century Germany. The overriding theme in Schiller's work is liberty and dignity for all, and the skill of his rhetoric-its vigor and power to inspire an audience with these lofty ideals-has rarely been surpassed in dramatic literature. Among his masterpieces are William Tell, his last completed play, about the national liberation of Switzerland from Austrian tyranny, and the Ode to Joy, 1785, later immortalized by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony.

    This copy of the double-bound edition of Frankenstein and The Ghost Seer has a library stamp and bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. The book is good, with some bumping to the top and bottom edge of the back board and corners, with general soiling and sunning at the edges of the boards. Spine labels are chipped, and the volume displays light foxing throughout. Otherwise, the text is clean and tight. From the Betty Bennett Collection.


    View all of [The Bennett Collection ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,380

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 30 - 31 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $654,597