Anonymous (Horace Walpole)
Title The Castle of Otranto, A Gothis Story. Translated By William Marshal, Gent. From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto....
Book Condition Very Good (Minus)
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher London No Publisher 1793
Seller ID 004244
London: No Publisher, 1793. First published anonymously in 1764, this is the defining work by Horace (Horatio) Walpole (1717-1797) and is acknowledged to be the first Gothic novel in English literature. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a later printing ("A New Edition") without a named publisher. Full leather binding; smooth calf, with decorative ruling. Clean text; xv, 200 pages. The textblock is Fine, very bright and clear, free of any foxing. However, the front board has detached, taking the half-title with it; both are present. Please note the condition issue. Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of restoration or repair. Because of the quality text, Quercus believes this an excellent candidate for a nice rebind.. First Thus. Full-Leather. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. First Edition.