05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00AMCalender

Loudon, Jane (1807-1858) The Mummy! a Tale of the Twenty-second Century.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Loudon, Jane (1807-1858) The Mummy! a Tale of the Twenty-second Century. London: Colburn, 1828.
Second edition, three octavo volumes, bound in uniform contemporary tan calf, spines perished, boards scratched and detached, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.
In this early work of science fiction Jane Loudon imagines the year 2126, where the British monarch is the Catholic Queen Claudia. Loudon provides specific descriptions of fashion, technology, and other details about this future world, with an obvious debt to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Estimate $400-600

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Jane Loudon, London, Claudia, Mary Shelley