English Literature Collection: Books by Mary Shelley

We’re delighted to announce that the Rosenbach has acquired a rare first edition (1818) of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, as well as first editions of Shelley’s novels Valperga (1823), The Last Man (1826), The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (1830), and Falkner (1837). These terrific additions to our collections of English Romantic literature were purchased thanks to major support from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation and gifts from Mark Samuels Lasner and Clarence Wolf.

Author or Artist Mary Shelley
Date Acquired by Rosenbach Brothers 06/01/2015
Gifted by Mark Samuels Lasner and Clarence Wolf