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SHELLEY, Mary.

Rare books by Mary Shelley, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley (1797–1851) was a Romantic novelist, best-known as the author of the horror masterpiece Frankenstein.

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  1. 120613
    A very scarce signed letter of one page from Mary Shelley, lacking half of the address to the verso, and the letter beginning without a "To", but conjectured to be to Celia "Cissy" Gore, one of the ten children of Catherine Frances Gore, who visited Mary Shelley on 2 September 1834 as recorded in Godwin's journal. The letter... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 120613

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  2. 120614
    A very scarce and superb signed letter of two pages from Mary Shelley to her friend Edward Trelawny, discussing with extraordinary vehemence her dislike of Claire Clairmont: "Claire always harps upon my desertion of heras if I could desert one I never clung towe were never friendsNow, I would not go to Paradise, with her... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 120614

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  3. 129798
    Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville (attributed so by Bennett), sister-in-law to the radical vegan John Frank Newton. In 1813 Percy Shelley had been close friends with the Boinvilles when married to Harriet Westbrook, and he had also been in love with Harriet Boinville's daughter. Mary's letter to Boinville is full... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 129798

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  4. 130001detail

    Six autograph letters signed to Bartolomeo Cini.

    Florence, Sorrento, & Putney: [1843 & 1845]

    A set of six autograph letters signed to the Tuscan nobleman Bartolomeo Cini. The letters make mention of Percy's friendly relationship with Cini's mother-in-law Margaret King, Lady Mountcashel, and reference Claire Clairmont, Percy Florence and his Cambridge friend Andrew Alexander Knox, and include an admission of Mary's... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 130001

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  5. 129997
    A small, two-sided fragment from an autograph letter signed, mentioning the death of Georgina Beauclerk Paul, who "left us& was among the Angels she resembled by her warm loving heart". Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 129997

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  6. 129801
    Autograph letter signed to celebrated operatic soprano Adelaide Sartoris (neé Kemble), sister of Fanny Kemble. Both Adelaide and Fanny had been friends of Mary's since 1841. The letter invites Adelaide and her husband to see the Thames Regatta from her garden. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 129801

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  7. 129803
    Autograph letter signed to Alexander Blackwood (attributed so by Bennett), in which Mary solicits, albeit unsuccessfully, for the publication of "a tale that has been confided to me from India". The author of the tale was a Bengal artillery lieutenant, Captain Sir James Abbott, who had already had his Narrative of a Journey... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 129803

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