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"THE SENTIMENTS OF THE HEART CANNOT SUBMIT TO BE DIRECTED BY THE RULE AND THE SQUARE"

(WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary) GODWIN, William. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman. London, 1798.

First edition of William Godwin's memoir of his recently deceased wife, Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the landmark work A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with engraved frontispiece portrait of her, handsomely bound in full morocco by Bayntun. $4800.

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"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.

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“THERE IS NO PRODUCTION OF MAN THAT DISPLAYS MORE VARIOUS AND VIGOROUS TALENT THAN THE CANTERBURY TALES”

(CHAUCER) GODWIN, William. Life of Geoffrey Chaucer. London, 1804. Four volumes.

First octavo edition (second edition overall) of Godwin’s highly esteemed biography of the English language’s first great poet, with three engraved frontispiece portraits, handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt. $1350.

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