"ON THE BORDERLINE BETWEEN THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTICISM": FIRST EDITION OF GODWIN'S ENQUIRER, 1797, WITH ESSAYS THAT HELPED "INCITE MALTHUS TO WRITE HIS ESSAY ON POPULATION"
GODWIN, William. Enquirer. London, 1797.
First edition of a pivotal collection of 28 "intentionally experimental, provocative" essays by Godwin, "conceived, composed and published under the influence of his relationship with Mary Wollstonecraft" and a strong influence on Percy Shelley, containing key essays that substantially challenged Malthus to write his Essay on Population, an exceptional uncut copy in original boards. $2500.