Memoirs of Modern Philosophers

Memoirs of Modern Philosophers

£175.00

Description

[002848] Hamilton, Elizabeth. Memoirs of Modern Philosophers. Bath: R. Cruttwell for G. And J. Robinson, 1804. Fourth Edition. 8vo. Half Calf and Boards. Good. Three volumes complete – Volume One – xvi, 330pp; Volume Two – [2], 401pp, [1] and Volume Three – [2], 359pp, [1]. Near contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, spines divided into six panels, with leather title label to second panels and matching volume label to fifth, remaining panels with central quadrilobe device in gilt.

Worn to extremities, minor chipping to labels, spines slightly faded, minor split to head of front outer joint but holding well, front endpapers creased in volumes one and two, volume one with some staining to margin of E2 and finger marking to bottom margin of I8, fore edge of B3 chipped with small mount of loss in volume two, but generally a decent set.

First published in 1800.

Hamilton was born in Belfast, this, her second novel, was “a satiric spoof of the Godwin circle, which raced through a number of editions … one of EH’s most effective satiric techniques is to put Godwin’s literal words into the mouth of Julia’s seducer, Vallaton” (Todd, ‘A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers’, page 148).

Garside, Raven and Schowerling 1800:39 (for the first edition)

£175.00