GODWIN, William.

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GODWIN, William.
The Adventures of Caleb Williams, or Things as they are. Translated from English[by Count Germain Garnier]. Paris, H. Agasse, Year IV of the Republic[1796]. 2 volumes in-8 (196 x 120 mm) of XII, 358 pp., 1 f.n.ch. (errata) for Volume I; 2 ff.n.ch., 344 pp., 1 f.n.ch. (errata) for Volume II; half-basane, smooth ornate backs, speckled slices (period binding)
Quérard, III, 392.
Original edition of the French translation.
William Godwin is one of the most important precursors of anarchist thinking. Caleb
Williams' Adventures reflects his feelings of indignation against the vices of society. His daughter, Mary, Percy
Shelley's future wife, will be Frankenstein's author.
Without the first white sheet of the flight. I (identical to the digitized copy on Gallica); partially split jaws.
Origin: ex-libris H. Hottinguer.
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