Item #51323 [Review of 'Valperga' in] Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. No. LXXIV. Mary SHELLEY.

[Review of 'Valperga' in] Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. No. LXXIV.

Edinburgh: William Blackwood, March 1823. [Literary Magazine] CONTEMPORARY REVIEW. Octavo magazine in the original grey paper wrapper. pp.[2] 263-384 [4]. Edges untrimmed. An astonishingly well-preserved example, with just the slightest of spotting to preliminaries and some light thumbing and wear to the covers. Near-fine. A rare contemporary review of Mary Shelley's historical novel concerning the Guelph and Ghibelline factions of mediaeval Florence. With her identity revealed after the publication of 'Frankenstein', the review is inevitably somewhat patronising, but it takes the book seriously and concludes it is 'on the whole, a clever novel.'. Item #51323

Jean de Palacio, Mary Shelley Dans Son Oe uvre (Paris: Klincksieck, 1969), pp.654-656.

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