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GODWIN, William.

GODWIN, William.

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  1. An Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness.
    GODWIN, William. An Enquiry concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on Morals and Happiness.

    London : 1796

    Second edition, following the first of 1793, of one of the most radical and far-reaching political tracts of the era, by the father of British philosophical radicalism. First published just weeks after the execution of Louis XVI, and written in response to Burke's Reflections, Godwin's tract attacks all restraints on the exercise of individual judgement... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 129474

  2. Mandeville.
    GODWIN, William. Mandeville.

    Edinburgh : 1817

    First edition of "one of Godwin's most extraordinary works" (Locke, p. 278). Mandeville, Godwin's fourth novel, is a gothic work set in the time of the English Civil War. Godwin wrote this, often considered his darkest novel, surrounding the time of his daughter Mary's official marriage to Percy Bysshe Shelley on 30 December 1816. Three days... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139646

  3. Of Population.
    GODWIN, William. Of Population.

    London : 1820

    First edition. Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) was originally framed as a corrective to the utopian hopes of both Condorcet and Godwin, but by the time the Essay reached its fifth edition in 1817 Godwin was no longer mentioned and in danger of being forgotten. Godwin's long-meditated answer points to restrictions in the food supply... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 108241

  4. Thoughts on Man,
    GODWIN, William. Thoughts on Man,

    London : 1831

    First edition of Godwin's final collection of philosophical essays. Although the book did show "some slight departures from his earlier thinking, especially with respect to the natural equality of mankind" (ODNB), the work held true to Godwin's radical precepts: "Thoughts on Man is a sustained celebration of the achievements and possibilities of the... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 131891

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