Stripes in yellow and orange are the background to a manilla box with dark border around it and flourishes in each corner. Centered in this box is a scene with two figures on a mountain top surrounded by mountain peaks and valleys as they stand on the very edge of a path. The first figure, half naked in a fur loincloth with long dark hair and well defined muscles hides behind a tall outcrop of rock on the path. The other figure, dressed in a long coat and breeches steps out with his hand reached into the air as if to try and peek around the rock without getting close. The title appears at the top of the manilla box in black print separated from Mary Shelley by a diamond motif. “complete and unabridged” appears at the very bottom of the cover.