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The Castle Of Otranto: A Gothic Story
Walpole, Horace

Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1854. First American edition First American edition. 12mo. in blindstamped brown clotgh with spine lettered in gilt. (2) 221 (1), 24 pp. of adverts (2). A tight, internally bright example, spine lettering bright, shallow loss to the spine extremities, 1919-dated ownership signature front blank. The Castle Of Otranto is generally considered the first "gothic novel"; it first appeared in 1764 and formed the foundadtion of the literary genre that gained popularity several decades later with the works of Poe, Wilkie Collins, Bram Stoker. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E16146)


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