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THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO, A ROMANCE; INTERSPERSED WITH SOME PIECES OF POETRY .
Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, London 1794 - 12mo, four volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-428; [1-4] [1] 2-478; [1-4] [1] 2-463 [464: blank]; [1-4] [1] 2-428, all half title leaves are present, early tree calf, spine panels richly tooled in gold, black leather title and number pieces affixed to spine panels, gauffered edges, all edges of text blocks speckled blue. First edition. "The seminal terror Gothic romance and the premier maiden-centered Gothic of the eighteenth century, UDOLPHO'S vast influence in both its own time and ours can hardly be overestimated." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 1-316. "THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO was more than popular in its day: it was a landmark, a masterpiece, the favorite romance of an entire generation and the chief instigator of the Romantic trend toward Gothic fiction." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1075-80. "This novel and THE ITALIAN are Mrs. Radcliffe's most important works, and are in the top rank of Romantic novels." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1370. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 152-53. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-68. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-83. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 145-51. Frank, The First Gothics 349. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 345-46. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, p. 434. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 163. Armorial bookplate of Earl Fitzwilliam affixed to front paste-down of all four volumes. Closed tear in leaf C6 of volume one repaired; volumes one and three skillfully rebacked with original spine panels laid down, outer joints rubbed, front joints of volumes two and four are cracked and starting; overall, a very nice copy with exceptionally clean text blocks. (#153251) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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