WINDLE, JOHN. Papers re 2nd ed. of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, 1759-1797: a Bibliography, 1988-1999
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John Windle: Collection of Papers Relating to
Bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, 1988-1999


Main Entry
Windle, John.

Collection of papers relating to Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, 1759-1797: a Bibliography, [ca. 1988-1999] (bulk 1997-1999).

Physical Description
1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Historical/Biographical Note
Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) was a pioneering English feminist, perhaps best known for her book The Rights of Women. John Windle, an antiquarian bookseller in San Francisco, self-published his first bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in 1988. Oak Knoll Press published a new edition, extensively revised by Karma Pippin, in 2000.

Scope and Contents
The collection includes a copy of the first edition of Windle’s earlier descriptive bibliography of the work of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (1988), with holograph annotations as well as several drafts of the second edition and numerous corrections and additions, some in Windle’s own hand.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished listing available in repository.

Pippin, Karma.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797. Bibliography.

Feminism. England. Bibliography.
Women and literature. England. Bibliography.

Drafts (document).

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Bibliographers. California. San Francisco. 20th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.

Collection Inventory

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: a Bibliography of Her Writings, 1787-1982. Los Angeles, 1988 [self-
published; 30 pages plus inserted material and later additions and corrections by JW]

C. W. Johnson (bookseller of London). Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) the First Modern Feminist: a
Collection of Rare Books and Modern Studies. Undated. [collection is not priced but
accompanying TLS dated February 27, 1997 gives the trade price as 40,000 pounds]

Draft of bibliography by Karma Pippin dated September 17, 1999 with note “revised by J.W. September
18, 1999” [42 leaves plus 2 index (2 leaves)]

Second set of corrections to text. Undated. [40 leaves]

Draft. Computer generated date, October 28, 1999 [xviii plus 78 leaves; 2 sets in 2 folders]

Draft. Undated [42 leaves; 2 sets in 1 folder with many corrections]

Second proof. Dated November 24, 1999 [selected pages only with corrections]

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, 1759-1797: a Bibliography of the First and Early Editions with Briefer
Notes on Later Editions and Translations. 2nd ed., newly edited by Karma Pippin.
[2 sets of the three signatures that make up the text block loose in brown case binding]
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