William Godwin's Diary

The English Peerage

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28  June  1789

Godwin, William The English Peerage [A view of the ancient and present state of the English nobility] (1790) G.G.J. and J. Robinson

St Clair identifies this as the eleventh book Godwin had written since arriving in London, published by Robinson in three quarto volumes and sold at five guineas (p. 41). However, St Clair is wrong to describe it as an attempt to capture some of the market created by John Debrett's Baronetage of England : it pre-dates both Debrett's Peerage (1803) and Baronetage (1808), as well as John Burke's Peerage (1826).