“TO CURDLE THE BLOOD AND QUICKEN THE BEATINGS OF THE HEART”
SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein, BOUND WITH: Ghost-Seer, Volume I; WITH: Ghost-Seer, Volume II and Edgar Huntly. London, 1831. Two volumes.
Third edition of Mary Shelley's masterpiece of horror, the first with her own revisions and introduction—prepared especially for this edition, relating the circumstances surrounding the novel's creation—and the first edition with illustrations. This is the complete Volumes 9 and 10 of publisher Bentley's "Standard Novels" series, containing Frankenstein and the first half of Schiller's Gothic novel The Ghost-Seer (Volume 9); the second volume contains the conclusion of The Ghost-Seer, alongside Charles Brockden Brown's early American Gothic novel, Edgar Huntly, in its entirety. $19,500.