The Keepsake for MDCCCXXIX.
Reynolds, Frederic Mansel.

London: Published for the Proprietor, by Hurst, Chance, and Co., [1829]. First edition of a compilation of original work from contemporary authors, including William Wordsworth (1770-1850), Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Mary Shelley (1797-1851, referred to here as “The Author of Frankenstein”), Samuel Taylor Coleridg Engraved frontisportrait, vignette title-page, and sixteen plates. Binding extremities worn, cloth slightly soiled. Both title-pages, frontisportait and first leaf slightly loose, but holding. Plates very lightly foxed Bookseller’s ticket to upper corner of front pastedown, small binder’s ticket on rear pastedown. A very good copy. Publisher’s red silk cloth, gilt-lettered spine. All edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers. Octavo. viii, 360 pp. (Item ID: 16460)


Frederic Mansel Reynolds (1800/1-1850) was a novelist, journal editor, and the son of playwright Frederick Reynolds (1764-1841). He was the editor of the literary Keepsake series from 1828 to 1835 and 1830 to 1839. The Keepsake was a costly production, known especially for its high quality illustrations. Reynolds also wrote The Parricide, a Domestic Romance and the three-volume The Coquette (1834), both of which are novels.

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