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1st Edition of Frankenstein signed by Mary Shelley from the collection of Forrest Ackerman.
Frankenstein: The Modern Man-Demon. London; Milner and Company, no date [circa 1870]. 16mo, 319 pages plus 32 pages of advertisements. Original dark blue cloth, spine stamped in black and gilt.
Small 1X2 in. card tipped to the front pastedown endpaper, “Ever truly yours, Mary Shelley, 41 Park W”.
Forrest bought this book ca. 1950s and placed two leaves cut from Shelley’s garden in the book
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I’m looking for blogs about vintage book illustrations, mostly fairy tale/children’s book/mythological. If you have a blog like this (it doesn’t have to be the only thing you post) and you want me to check it out, reblog/like this post or send me a message through my Ask.
My ‘comfort reading’, the perfect escape when life becomes sad.
The masters of weird fiction.
H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, Edgar Allan Poe and William Hope Hodgson.
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dream catch me na We Heart It http://weheartit.com/entry/28371554/via/AutumnStars
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Folk and fairy tales (1883)
It’s that kind of day today :)
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