FIRST EDITION, 3 vols., complete with half-titles, some foxing and browning,pp. xii, 306; [iv] 316; [iv], 367, 8vo, 20th-century cat’s paw calf (according to a pencil note at the end of vol. i, by, A. Smith of Philadelphia), spines gilt, twin red lettering pieces, top edges gilt, crack in upper joint of vol. i, sound
Godwin’s ‘fourth major, and darkest, novel’ (Mark Philp in ODNB), and in fact the work which he thought would be his literary valediction to the world - the burden of the Preface.
Author Godwin (William)