IL CASTELLO DI OTRANTO. STORIA GOTICA. In Londra: Presso Molini, Polidori, Molini e Co. Hay-Market; Ed I Edwards, Pall-Mall, 1795. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-x [xi-xii] [1] 2-253 [254: errata], half title present, seven inserted plates, including the frontispiece, frontispiece not signed, the rest engraved by Birril after drawings by "a Lady" and dated 1 July 1793 by engravers E. & S. Harding, eighteenth-century full tree calf, front and rear panels ruled in gold, spine panel elaborately tooled in gold, black leather title label affixed to spine panel. First edition in Italian, variant with no footnote on page viii. The first Gothic novel, here translated into Italian by Gio. [Jean] Sivrac, in a contemporary binding. "The story line used by Walpole would become standard for the Gothic romance." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 1-108. In 333. Binding worn at corner tips and along outer joints, quite sound and internally clean, very good or better overall. JISC (COPAC) reports 11 copies (several not verified or defective); OCLC reports the British Library copy only. (#165260).

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