拍品 469
  • 469

GODWIN, W., HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, CORRECTED PROOF, 1824, 2 VOLS

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  • Godwin, William
  • History of the Commonwealth of England. From the beginning of the Civil War, to the Restoration of Charles II. Henry Colburn, 1824-26
AUTHORIAL CORRECTED PAGE PROOFS, 2 volumes (of 4), the first volume only with a few scattered autograph proof corrections and revisions to at least three pages, the second volume with extensive autograph proof corrections throughout and substantive revisions to about 90 pages, a few annotations and corrections in other hands, the proofs originally sent to Godwin as loose gatherings, the second volume with notes on the opening page of most gathering, chiefly "Duplicate" or occasionally "Proof", but some gatherings dated from 3 January 1826 (p.65, for gathering F) to 20 February 1826 (p.385, gathering 2C), and some with instructions to author or printer, "Please to send more copy" (p.80), "Correct immediately" (p.209), "send a revise" (pp. 209, 385), bound in later nineteenth century half calf with Lord Houghton's wheatsheaf device stamped on upper covers [with, tipped into volume one:] William Godwin, autograph letter signed, to Thomas Hill, complaining of the tardiness of Mr Haselwood in responding to an application, 1 page, 8vo, 195 Strand, London, 17 August [1822-25], integral address leaf; [also with, loosely inserted into volume two:] John Nichol, literary scholar, autograph letter signed, to "My Lord" [Houghton], referring to the death of Sydney Dobell, 3 pages, 8vo, "The College", 4 October 1874 
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