Bound with The Naval Officer by Fredrick Marryat. Rare first American edition of a novel. By the author of Frankenstein.New York: Wallis & Newell, 1835. Bound with The Naval Officer by Frederick Marryat as issued. Period half calf and marbled boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Following the three volume British edition. Small stain in upper margin of first 60 pages or so of Lodore. Crease down middle of spine, wear to edges. Some textual foxing and spotting, heaviest at Naval Officer title page and facing last page of Lodore ; wrinkling to pages of Naval Officer.
Published as part of the Franklin Library series but fortunately, unlike most surviving copies, is not an institutional copy. The rare first American appearance of a proto-feminist novel by Mary Shelley (best-known as the author of Frankenstein) also known as The Beautiful Widow.We specialize in rare and out-of-print books! The item "Lodore by MARY SHELLEY First Edition 1835 Frankenstein 1st US Feminist" is in sale since Sunday, September 10, 2017.
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