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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. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient.

    Putney : 24 October [1843?]

    Autograph letter signed to an unidentified recipient, noting that "Percy Florence & I have been gadding", and accepting an invitation to dine. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 129800

  2. Autograph letter signed to Alexander Blackwood.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to Alexander Blackwood.

    Putney : 11 January 1845

    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 from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow,... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 129803

  3. Autograph letter signed to John George Cochrane.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to John George Cochrane.

    33 Somerset Street, London : 23 December 1829

    A very scarce signed letter of one page from Mary Shelley to John George Cochrane, the Scottish editor and publisher of the Foreign Quarterley Review, describing "M. Beyles' book" (Stendhal's Promenades dans Rome) as "so trite so unentertainingso very commonplace that I have found it quite impossible to do anything with it". This letter was likely written... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 120610

  4. Autograph letter signed to Frederic Mansel Reynolds.
    SHELLEY, Mary. 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& is turned topsy turvy in the... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 120611

  5. Autograph letter signed to Celia Gore.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to Celia Gore.

    Harrow : [1833-6?]

    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 sees Mary arranges a play-date... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 120613

  6. Autograph letter to Marianna Hammond.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter to Marianna Hammond.

    Putney : 4 February [1845]

    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 1777): "She sent for a doctor... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 129994

  7. Frankenstein.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Frankenstein.

    1992

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1818. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 133421

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