Lot 9: Triple Decker The Mummy 1828

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

October 21, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: The Mummy A Tale of the Twenty-First Century In Three Volumes. London Henry Colburn 1828 2nd Edition. Contemporary binding in fragile half leather and marbled boards. Boards detached in volume 2. A couple of pages are coming loose in Volumes 1 and 3. Bleiler page 126 (The 1827 edition). Listed in all the SF reference works and said to be the third most important science fiction novel published in the first half of the nineteenth century after Mary Shelley's two books. The author, Jane Webb ( Mrs. John Claudius Loudon) was only 20 when the book was published. The second edition has some textual changes. Very scarce important novel in any early edition
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