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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. 133172
    First French edition, the second edition overall. This rare edition also constitutes the first public acknowledgement of Mary Shelley as an author a feature commonly claimed for the 1823 second (English) edition. Though Mary's name is misspelled and she is misdescribed as the "niece" of William Godwin, this unauthorized... Learn More
    £45,000

    Stock Code: 133172

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  2. 120611

    Autograph letter signed to Frederic Mansel Reynolds.

    33 Somerset Street, London: [December 1832 - January 1833?]

    A very scarce signed letter of four pages (latterly mounted in a die-cut paper frame bearing the legend "Mrs Shelley author of 'Frankenstein', daughter of William Godwin") addressing the novelist and editor of The Keepsake, complaining of a returned copy, and mentioning "one of the Keepsakes you sent me has pages omitted&... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 120611

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  3. 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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  4. 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
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 129798

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  5. 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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  6. 129994
    Autograph letter, incomplete or at least unsigned, to Marianna Hammond, a friend of Claire Clairmont, relating Claire's health and problems with inheritance after the death of Sir Timothy Shelley. Mary also relates a piece of contemporary gossip about the death of Lady Elizabeth Aldborough (who married the third earl in... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 129994

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  7. 129995
    Autograph letter signed to an unidentified "Miss Courtney", inviting her to dine: "only a quiet dinner, with no party after". Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 129995

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  8. 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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  9. 129800
    Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient, noting that "Percy Florence & I have been gadding", and accepting an invitation to dine. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 129800

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