05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00AMCalender
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Loudon, Jane (1807-1858) The Mummy! a Tale of the Twenty-second Century.

$1,107$900
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

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


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Keywords

Jane Loudon, London, Claudia, Mary Shelley