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    William Godwin. Things As They Are; or, the Adventures of Caleb Williams. London: S. Fisher, 1824. The rare Fisher edition. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Sixteenmo. 349 pages. Inserted frontispiece. Publisher's printed paper over boards. Spine worn, joints starting, boards worn and soiled. Endleaves and text somewhat foxed. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper. Frontispiece a bit loose. Some gutters overopened. Still, a near fine example of this interesting edition of this title. Chemised in slipcase.

    A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

    More Information: "Godwin's best-known book, is generally regarded as the first novel of crime and detection. Because of his political beliefs, however, the viewpoint is the reverse of that of virtually all subsequent detective fiction. In the genre as we know it, the law is regarded as good; in Caleb Williams, it is totally evil, demonstrating the injustice of any system in which all men are not equal... ( Encyclopedia of Crime and Detection, p. 272).

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    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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