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A RARE LETTER OF MARY SHELLEY THE AUTHOR OF ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ WITH A NICE REFERENCE TO HER ONLY SURVIVING CHILD

SHELLEY, MARY (1797-1851) British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary Shelley.” One page, octavo. “24 Chester Sq.” “13 Dec.” no year.  [She lived at this address from 1846, until her death in 1851.]  Shelley writes to: ‘My dear Sir’.

“Many thanks for you communications which gave me great pleasure- I am truly obliged to you for the trouble you have so kindly taken. Sir Percy desires his compliments. I am yrs truly,  Mary Shelley.” 

Her letters, and those of her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, are of legendary rarity.  This is a fine example, and would display nicely.

$9500.00

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