1992 · Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.
by Godwin, William;Wordsworth, Jonathan
Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A.: Woodstock Books, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good Jacket. Book. 4to - over 9¾. Fine, with VG DJ. Xiii, 895 pps., 2 vols. Facsimile reprint of 1793 edition of William Godwin's "An Enquiry concerning Political Justice", an important philosophical treatise. This is first facsimile since original printing of work. POLITICAL JUSTICE gave new hope to the radical cause by replacing commitment to the Revolution with a rationalist belief in prgress through education and innnate human perfectibility. Wordsworth and Shelley were both Godwin's disciples for a time. Coleridge formulated his principles in opposition to Godwin's views. This is one of the most influential books ever published in English. Hazlitt said: Godwin "blazed as a sun in the firmament of reputation; no one was more talked of, more looked up to, more sought after, and wherever liberty, truth, justice was the theme, his name was not far off". (Inventory #: 000035)