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Essay on Sepulchres

Or,

A Proposal for Erecting some Memorial of the Illustrious Dead

In all Ages on the Spot Where Their remains have been Interred

By William Godwin

1809 - London - W Miller

7" by 4.5"; xii, 116pp

 

 


 

DETAILS

The first edition of this essay by William Godwin.

Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.

With an illustrated frontispiece, bound without advertisements. Printer's colophon to verso of titile page 'Printed by B McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden' as well as to the final leaf.

This essay discusses the sepulchres of the churches, abbeys and cathedrals in England and how Godwin feels there should be an atlas or catalogue.

William Godwin was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered as one of the first exponents of utilitarianism and the first modern proponent of anarchism.  He was the father of Mary Godwin, who then became Mary Shelley through marriage to Percy Bysshe Shelley.

CONDITION

In original boards. Externally, rubbed. Particularly to the extremities and spine. Cracks to spine and some loss, particularly to the head and tail. Spine label is upside down and to the tail of the spine however it is illegible due to rubbing and loss. Rear hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Bibliographic details of the first edition from an article or book pasted to title page. Selbourne library stamp to the verso of title page. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are slightly age toned and generally clean throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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