Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft SHELLEY   |   Everett HENRY

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LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB FRANKENSTEIN, FIRST BOOK TO USE GOUDY’S “GOETHE” TYPE

(HENRY, Everett) SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Tall octavo, original half russet morocco and patterned cloth boards, top edge gilt, uncut, original slipcase.

Beautiful Limited Editions Club edition designed by Frederic Goudy, number 75 of 1500 copies signed by illustrator by Everett Henry.

Mary Shelley’s horror classic first appeared anonymously in 1818, and was quickly a success. This edition includes the brief preface from the original edition written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. With an introduction by Edmund Lester Pearson and with color illustrated initials, in-text illustrations and eight full-page color plates by Everett Henry. The typography is by Frederic Goudy and the type was hand-set by Bertha Goudy. This was the first book use of Goudy’s “Goethe” type. LEC 53.

Interior fine, heavy chip to top end of spine, joints of original slipcase starting. A very good copy.

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