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Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus: in three volumes

Collection Data

One of the Pforzheimer Collection’s copies of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This copy is in its original boards, has the original printed spine labels, and retains the pages of advertisements which are usually lacking. Carl Pforzheimer bought this copy in 1933 at the sale of the library of the Cleveland judge Willis Vickery, whose leather book labels are on each front pastedown. An earlier owner, “R. W. Sparks” of the Grittleton School in Wiltshire, England, has signed his large signature in ink on the front free endpapers.
Godwin, William, 1756-1836 (Dedicatee)
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1818
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: *Pforz A-RU 11
Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
Content: Colophon: Printed by Macdonald and Son, Cloth Fair, London.
Acquisition: Vickery sale, March 1933, through Rosenbach
Funding: Digitized through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. (v. 1: xii, 181, [2] p.; v. 2: 2 p.l., 156, [8] p.; v. 3: 2 p.l., 192, [4] p.) ; 20 cm
Mottled pink paper boards, printed paper spine labels, untrimmed; in red cloth jackets with hand-lettered paper spine labels; in light blue cloth folder with some interior marbling; in dark blue straight grain-morocco and light blue cloth slip-case with bevelled front edges, gilt letters on back. -- In ink on front free endpapers; R W Sparks/? Grittleton School; book-plate of Willis Vickery
Watermark = 1816
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13399796
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5b4d9740-c5f4-012f-9b5f-58d385a7bc34
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