Publisher: London: Printed for J. Johnson; and G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Tinker 1081; NCBEL II, 1250 (Godwin) & 1256 (Wollstonecraft).
Condition: Boards a bit stained and slightly worn; some light foxing; very good copy, in the original state, enclosed in a chamshell box.
Book ID: 27383
Description8vo, recent tan paper spine and printed paper label, original drab boards, untrimmed. Engraved frontis portrait by James Heath after the portrait by John Opie. Half-title, errata and leaf of publisher's advertisements for works by Wollstonecraft present.
CommentsThe first and only early biographical treatment of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), the author of the Vindication of the Rights of Woman, who died prematurely giving birth to her daughter Mary Godwin (later Shelley). Soon after her death, her husband William Godwin began composing this unconventional memoir, which would become recognized as an innovative work in the history of English biography.