Peter Harrington is proud to announce that we will be selling Lord Byron’s copy of Frankenstein, inscribed to him by Mary Shelley.
[SHELLEY, Mary.] Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. London: for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818.
First edition, presentation copy to Lord Byron, with the author’s autograph inscription to the front flyleaf: “To Lord Byron from the Author”. An unsurpassable association copy of the best known fiction of the Romantic era, perhaps the most evocative presentation copy conceivable in all nineteenth-century literature.
This item will be exhibited at Peter Harrington from 26 September to 3 October 2012.
More details to be released 8pm 25th September 2012. These include a video and full description of the history of this unique book.
Peter Harrington invites offers in excess of £350,000.