The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. . Horace Walpole.
The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. . .
The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. . .

The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic Story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. . .

London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1786. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. Item #751

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Fifth edition. 7 1/2" x 4 3/4". 19th century full polished tree calf with marbled endpapers, spine in six compartments elaborately decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label. Pp. [blank, 3][half-title, blank][title, blank][v] vi-xvi [1] 2-194 xix-xx xvii-xviii 195-198 xxiii-xxiv xxi-xxii 199-200 [blank,3]Generally considered to be the first Gothic novel, in a fine binding and with the half-title but please read the condition report. Condition: Although beautifully bound, the freakish pagination you see above is correct: several leaves are bound out of order. Otherwise very good plus, lightly worn and scuffed boards, bright leaves with large margins, large bookplate to front pastedown. Note that the scuff in the picture is significantly exacerbated by the camera flash--it presents much better in person. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics.

Price: $300.00

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