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SHELLEY, Mary.

Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.

By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. In two volumes. A new edition.

Published: London: for G. & W. B. Whittaker, 1823

Stock code: 51124

Price: £18,500

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Second edition, the first in which Mary Shelley is named as the author; not merely a reprint of the first edition of 1818 as some have supposed. E. B. Murray notes that there are a good many substantive changes in the 1823 edition, though these were probably made by her father William Godwin, who arranged publication of the second edition “for her benefit” while Mary was still living on the continent. Mary, however, accepted the 1823 text as the basis for her own changes made for the 1831 third edition.

2 volumes, duodecimo. Bound to style in half calf, marbled boards, red and black morocco labels. Custom leather-entry slipcase. Some foxing throughout, but a tall copy, complete with half titles.

Bibliography: E. B. Murray, "Changes in the 1823 Edition of Frankenstein", The Library, 3:4 (December 1981), 320-27.

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