Mary Wollstonecraft Biography 1799 American edition nice old leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, William Golding, Mary Wollstonecraft).
Memoirs of the Author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Women", by William Godwin.
Published 1799, Philadelphia by James Carey.
158 pages. Text in English. No title page.
An important and rare American imprint about the feminist authoress who was the mother of the woman who wrote Frankenstein.
Period leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label.
Title page lacking, but research and experience indicate this edition is the 1799 Carey edition. See AAS Record # 337532 for this attribution based on collation.
Original period full leather, joints cracked, rear cover all but detached.
Book remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W.
Evans, C. American bibliography, 35556.
AAS Record Number #337532.