An Autograph Note Signed ‘W Godwin’

William Godwin (1756-1836)

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DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: An autograph note (ANS) written in black ink, signed ‘W Godwin’ and dated ‘April 2, 1819’ in which Godwin lists the titles of two books - ‘Herena, Anty. History of America 6 Vols, 8vo’ and ‘Vega, Gascilafso (?) de la Royal Commentaries of Peru (?)’ . The item appears to be a request written to a library or bookseller detailing books Godwin wanted to see. HISTORICAL CONTEXT: A political reformer, philosopher, novelist and journalist, Godwin was a leading figure in British radicalism in the late eighteenth century and one of the earliest exponents utilitarianism and philosophical anarchism. Amongst his best known works are ‘An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice’, ‘Things As They Are or The Adventures of Caleb Williams’ and ‘Of Population’. Married to pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, their daughter Mary went on to marry Percy Bysse Shelley and became Mary Shelley - authoress of Frankenstein. The date of the note and its American subject matter is very significant. It was in 1820 that Godwin wrote ‘Of Population’, his response to Thomas Malthus’s work ‘Essay On the Principle of Population’ and its criticism of Godwin’s previous works. One of Malthus’s central contentions was the prediction that population would grow geometrically whilst food production could only grow arithmetically. Malthus pointed to America as an example of where this was happening and said catastrophe was the inevitable result. Godwin responded with a study in which he showed Malthus’s statistics to be specious and that the population growth Malthus claimed to be occurring simply was not happening even in America. DETAILED CONDITION : Slip measures 4 inches x 2 inches and is mounted on a slightly larger pience of paper (4.3 inches x 2.25 inches). Light handling marks to top right margin and pin hole in centre away from signature. ALL ITEMS SOLD BY ‘A PIECE OF HISTORY’ CARRY A LIFETIME GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY. SHOULD ANY ITEM EVER BE FOUND NOT TO BE COMPLETELY GENUINE, IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Buchbeschreibung DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: An autograph note (ANS) written in black ink and signed ‘W Godwin’ in which he lists the titles of two books - ‘Tracts. Gift of Geo. III No 595’ and ‘Anglia Parliamentary History Vol 20 (not Cobbet’s)’. The item appears to be a request written to a library or bookseller detailing books Godwin wanted to see. HISTORICAL CONTEXT: A political reformer, philosopher, novelist and journalist, Godwin was a leading figure in British radicalism in the late eighteenth century and one of the earliest exponents utilitarianism and philosophical anarchism. Amongst his best known works are ‘An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice’, ‘Things As They Are or The Adventures of Caleb Williams’ and ‘Of Population’ (his reply to Malthus’s ‘Essay On the Principle of Population’ and its criticism of Godwin’s previous works). Married to pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, their daughter Mary went on to marry Percy Bysse Shelley and became Mary Shelley - authoress of Frankenstein. DETAILED CONDITION : Slip measures 4.1 inches x 2.1 inches and bears two cancellation marks from when the order had been completed (two large X’s, one of which touches the edge of Godwin’s signature). Light handling marking to right edge and pin mark in centre not touching signature. ALL ITEMS SOLD BY ‘A PIECE OF HISTORY’ CARRY A LIFETIME GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY. SHOULD ANY ITEM EVER BE FOUND NOT TO BE COMPLETELY GENUINE, IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000039

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Buchbeschreibung DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: An autograph note (ANS) written in black ink and signed ‘W Godwin’ in which he lists the title of a book - ‘Sismond’s (?) Republiques Italiennes 8vs The last volume’. The item appears to be a request written to a library or bookseller detailing a book Godwin wanted to see. HISTORICAL CONTEXT: A political reformer, philosopher, novelist and journalist, Godwin was a leading figure in British radicalism in the late eighteenth century and one of the earliest exponents utilitarianism and philosophical anarchism. Amongst his best known works are ‘An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice’, ‘Things As They Are or The Adventures of Caleb Williams’ and ‘Of Population’ (his reply to Malthus’s ‘Essay On the Principle of Population’ and its criticism of Godwin’s previous works). Married to pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, their daughter Mary went on to marry Percy Bysse Shelley and became Mary Shelley - authoress of Frankenstein. DETAILED CONDITION : Slip measures 5 inches x 2.25 inches and bears two cancellation marks from when the order had been completed - two large X’s (one in black ink and one in red), one of which passes through Godwin’s signature. Light handling marking to right and left edges with vertical fold to the right hand margin. Slip is mounted on larger piece of paper measuring 7.24 inches x 4.5 inches. ALL ITEMS SOLD BY ‘A PIECE OF HISTORY’ CARRY A LIFETIME GUARANTEE OF AUTHENTICITY. SHOULD ANY ITEM EVER BE FOUND NOT TO BE COMPLETELY GENUINE, IT MAY BE RETURNED FOR A FULL REFUND. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000040

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