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[WALPOLE, Horace, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-97)].  The Castle of Otranto ... translated by William Marshall ... from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto. London: Tho. Lownds, 1765 [i.e. 1764]. 8° (181 x 110mm). (Occasional light spotting or light marginal thumb-soiling, light stain on M5r). Contemporary polished calf, flat gilt spine with red morocco label (extremities a trifle rubbed, joints slightly split).
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[WALPOLE, Horace, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-97)]. The Castle of Otranto ... translated by William Marshall ... from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto. London: Tho. Lownds, 1765 [i.e. 1764]. 8° (181 x 110mm). (Occasional light spotting or light marginal thumb-soiling, light stain on M5r). Contemporary polished calf, flat gilt spine with red morocco label (extremities a trifle rubbed, joints slightly split).

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[WALPOLE, Horace, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-97)]. The Castle of Otranto ... translated by William Marshall ... from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto. London: Tho. Lownds, 1765 [i.e. 1764]. 8° (181 x 110mm). (Occasional light spotting or light marginal thumb-soiling, light stain on M5r). Contemporary polished calf, flat gilt spine with red morocco label (extremities a trifle rubbed, joints slightly split).

A GOOD, FRESH COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of this mock tale of medieval horror which initiated the vogue for Gothic romances and furnished the machinery for a genre of fiction later transferred so successfully to cinema. Hazen Walpole, 17; Lowndes IV, 2820: "a very limited number of this edition were printed"; Rothschild 2491.
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