A Gothic Bibliography p.383. Set in the late 21st-century, the novel describes a pandemic plague which wipes out the human race, leaving only its narrator as the eponymous survivor." /> [SHELLEY, Mary Wollstonecraft (1797-1851)]. <I>The Last Man. By the Author of Frankenstein,</I> London: Henry Colburn, 1826. 8° (187 x 117mm). (Without half titles.) Contemporary speckled half calf, spines gilt in compartments with tan and black morocco lettering-pieces (extremities lightly rubbed, some cracking to spines). <I>Provenance</I>: Sir Robert Johnson Eden, Bart. (armorial bookplate). Second edition. Block p.213; Lyles B2c: "Differs only from [the first edition] in that 'Second Edition' appears on the title pages of the three volumes"; Summers <I>A Gothic Bibliography</I> p.383. Set in the late 21st-century, the novel describes a pandemic plague which wipes out the human race, leaving only its narrator as the eponymous survivor. | Christie's