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Tales of Terror.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
380
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Tales of Terror. London: Bulmer for Bell, 1801.
First edition, octavo, illustrated with two hand-colored plates, one bound as the frontis; extra engraved title, in full calf by Root & Son, two labels on the spine, boards gilt-ruled, a.e.g., spine a bit dry, faded, 7 x 4 1/4 in.
Once attributed to Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), Tales of Terror is now considered to be a parody of his work.

Provenance: Ex libris Charles S. Dixwell (1868-1934).
Estimate $600-800


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Tales of Terror, Matthew Gregory Lewis, London, Charles S. Dixwell

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