Collection of Nineteenth Century Literature Including William Godwin's Caleb Williams. M. Wiss: The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures of a Father and Mother and Four Sons in a Desert Island.... (London: M.J. Godwin and Co., 1820), two volumes, Volume I: 380 pages, Volume II: 343 pages, black half-leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering on spine, 16mo (4.25" x 6.5"). Translated from the German of M. Wiss. In Volume I, the majority of the foldout map is missing, and the textblock shows some foxing. Also, the spine is cocked. Volume II is missing about 1/3 of the back free endpaper, shows some foxing to the textblock, with the heavily rubbed boards starting.

    William Godwin: Essays by the Late William Godwin. (London: Henry S. King & Col., 1873), 293 pages, black banded half-leather with gilt lettering on spine, 12mo (5" x 7"). The book is good, with noticeable rubbing to the corners, and the head and tail of the spine. A 1.25" scratch can be seen on the spine.

    C. Kegan Paul: William Godwin: His Friends and Contemporaries. (London: Henry S. King & Co., 1876), two volumes, Volume I: 387 pages, Volume II: 340 pages with index and 32 pages of advertising, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 8vo (6" x 8"). Binding is lightly sunned and rubbed on both volumes. Each shows edge and corner wear, but are overall in good condition.

    The following three books are later editions:

    William Godwin: Caleb Williams or, Things as They Are. (London: George Newnes Limited, nd), 395 pages, full green leather with gilt lettering on spine and front board, 16mo (4" x 6.25"). In generally good condition, with a sunned spine, small chipping to the head and tail of spine, and a 1.75" crack along back edge of spine. Corners rubbed.

    William Godwin: Caleb Williams. (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831), 452 pages, banded half-leather with gray cloth boards, 16mo (4.25" x 6.75"). Frontispiece and title page foxed, .375" tear at top front edge of spine, spine and corners rubbed.

    William Godwin: Caleb Williams. (London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831), 452 pages, beige quarter-cloth with green paper boards and a handwritten title on the spine title plate, 12mo (4.25" x 7"). Front hinge starting (dried glue can be seen along hinge at the frontispiece). Otherwise, the book is in good condition, with some bumped corners, and soiling on the boards, spine, frontispiece and two title pages. From the Betty Bennett Collection.

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