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    Sale 2462 | Lot 249
    Price Realized: $5,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2462 Lot 249

      SHELLEY, MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT. Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. Engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette. Small 8vo, 19th century full maroon morocco, with hand-colored winged serpent device onlaid to front and back covers, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, joints splitting with dry rot, spine head chipped, all edges gilt; front free endpaper and first blank loose, scattered foxing to preliminaries, endpapers browned; slipcase, defective. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,000

      first one-volume edition, first illustrated, and first edition to credit mary shelley as author. Part of Bentley's Standard Novels Series, "revised [and] corrected" by the author. Sadleir 3734a; Wolff 6280a.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,000