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New York: Wallis and Newell, 1835. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Following the three volume British edition.) Two volumes in one. Bound with The Naval Officer by Frederick Marryat as issued. 228; 219pp. Period half calf and marbled boards, morocco spine label lettered in gilt. About Very Good. Small stain in upper margin of first 60 pages or so of Lodore. Crease down middle of spine, wear to edges. Some textual foxing and spotting, heaviest at Naval Officer title page and facing last page of Lodore; wrinkling to pages of Naval Officer. Published as part of the Franklin Library series but fortunately, unlike most surviving copies, is not an institutional copy. The rare first American appearance of a proto-feminist novel by Mary Shelley (best-known as the author of Frankenstein) also known as The Beautiful Widow.
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