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William Godwin
WILLIAM GODWIN 1787 History Internal Affairs United Provinces antique 1st Ed VTG
London, England: G.G. J. & J. Robinson, 1787. Very Good Condition [ Cover-edges and cover-corners lightly worn, Spine-ends somewhat chipped, first few pages have bent bottom-page-corners; otherwise, book is extremely clean, unmarked, square, tight, well-bound, solid, and easily readable with sharp print ]. UP FOR AUCTION: RARE BOOK: History of the Internal Affairs of the United Provinces, from the Year 1780, to the Commencement of Hostilities in June 1787. by Anonymous (many internet pages declare William Godwin to be the author of this), Published by G.G. J. & J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, London, England, 1787, 1st Edition ( 1787 stated on Title Page), FULL LEATHER Book, 354 pages, complete in one volume. This book is about the Republic of the Seven United Provinces, which is now called the Netherlands. This book discusses the revolutions in the Netherlands between pro-British and pro-French in their country between 1780 and 1787. The book was published in late 1787. Although no author is named on the book itself, the well-known English author, William Godwin (1756 - 1836), is stated on many internet pages as the author of this book. This would have been a very early publication for him, and he may have been protecting himself by issuing it anonymously. See actual book and contents in ebay pics above. The top edge is gilded, the text appears to be made of handmade paper, and the Half-Title Page states "History of the United Provinces....Price Five Shillings." This is a nice, tight, antique, leather book. Very Good Condition [ Cover-edges and cover-corners lightly worn, Sp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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