THE ROMANCE OF A MUMMY. Translated from the French of Théophile Gautier by Augusta McC. Wright. Theophile Gautier.

THE ROMANCE OF A MUMMY. Translated from the French of Théophile Gautier by Augusta McC. Wright. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1882. 12mo, pp. 1-2] 3-345 [346: blank] [347-356: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition of this translation. A Translation of LE ROMAN DE LA MOMIE (1858). Translation by Augusta McC. Wright. Marginal fantasy; "it describes the Biblical contest between Moses and Aaron and the magicians of Pharaoh." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 681. "Supercilious young handsome English lord with learned German archaeologist in his train are taken by villainous Greek (for a price) to tomb he has spotted as unopened, and after the swiftest dig on record ("Do not damage the sarcophagus, I want to take it along and give it to the British Museum"), find the mummy of a beautiful young woman (!), and a papyrus with the novel written on it." - Wolff 2444 (citing an 1886 translation by Maud Young). Bleiler (1948), p. 124 (citing this edition). Reginald 05853 (citing the 1863 Bradburn edition). Not in Bleiler (1978). Early owner's note on front flyleaf. Cloth rubbed at edges, cover warped at fore-edges, else a very good copy. (#152107).

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