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Author:      Dudlay, Edmonde
Title:       The Tree of Common Wealth . . . Written . . . While a Prisoner in
             the Tower, in the Years 1509 and 1510, and under Sentence of Death
             for High Treason. Now first Printed from a Copy of his Manuscript
             for the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Simms & Co., Manchester, 1859.
Description: The first edition of Dudley's treatise on political theory,
             curiously printed by the Rosicrucians in the mid-19th century,
             written in justification of absolute monarchy as Henry VIII was
             crowned and as Dudley futilely sought to avoid his execution
Condition:   3/4 morocco, spine quite chipped, fading, original wraps bound in
Book No.:    W-65632                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Religion, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      Harris, George
Title:       The True Theory of Representation in a State; or, The Leading
             Interests of the Nation, Not the Mere Predominance of Numbers,
             Proved to Be Its Proper Basis
Publisher:   Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, London, 1857.
Description:
Condition:   Modern black cloth, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-60703                Price: $     150.00
Category:    political theory
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Author:      Harrington, James
Title:       The Art of Law-Giving: in III Books. The First Shewing the
             Foundations . . . of all the kinds of Government. The Second,
             Shewing the . . . Commonwealths of Israel and of the Jews. The
             Third, Shewing a Model fitted unto the present State [etc.]. Wing
             H806
Publisher:   Printed by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, at the three Gilt Cups [etc.],
             London, 1659.
Description: The only early edition of the work which J.G.A. Pocock numbered
             among Harrington's "most ambitious", appearing soon after his
             'Oceana' and in part its forceful abridgement, propelling
             Harrington into "the mainstream of national political argument"
Condition:   Early 3/4 calf, rubbed, front hinge strained but firm, imprint
             shaved and top and bottom margins cut close, the main text
             unaffected; a good copy
Book No.:    W-75410                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    jewish law, jurisdiction, political theory
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       The Recrudescence of Absolutism. Setaro 236 [not recording this
             separate printing]
Publisher:   Sewanee Review, Sewanee, 1939.
Description: The rare separate printing of Dean Pound's essay, described
             editorially as a "piercing analytical examination of the
             threatening forces of the new political absolutism which endanger
             established ideas and customs of the American democratic order"
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, reprinted from
             the January Number of the Review, wraps+title+12 pages; two copies
             in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78756                Price: $     125.00
Category:    political theory, philosophy of law
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Author:      Smith, Charlotte Watkins
Title:       Carl Becker, On History and the Climate of Opinion
Publisher:   Cornell University Press.
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Book No.:    W-20121                Price: $      20.00
Category:    political theory, biography
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Author:      Hobbes, Thomas
Title:       De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick.
             With Discourses upon several Heads; as Of The Law of Nature.
             Oathes and Covenants. Severall kind of Government. With the
             Changes and Revolutions of them. Wing H2219; Macdonald and
             Hargreaves 17
Publisher:   Printed for J. Martin, and J. Ridley [etc.], London, 1650.
Description: First edition of the principle part of Hobbes' first philosophical
             work, written in the early 1640's, "a complete philosophical
             tract, a sort of trial run for Hobbes's system . . . and the first
             draft of Hobbes's major work, Leviathan"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, margins cut a bit
             close, light browning, small repair to title, else well-preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78047                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    political theory, philosophy of law
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Author:      Somers, John, Lord]
Title:       The Security of English-Men's Lives, Or the Trust, Power and Duty
             of the Grand Jurys of England. Explained according to the
             Fundamentals of the English Government, and the Declarations of
             the same made in Parliament by many Statutes [etc.]. Wing S4644
Publisher:   Printed for Benj. Alsop at the Sign of the Angel and Bible [etc.],
             London, 1682.
Description: One of two 17th century editions of Somers' most enduring work in
             England and this country, "none more eloquently . . . preserv[ing]
             the independence and integrity of jurors" against intrusions of
             state power, and anticipating the Glorious Revolution
Condition:   Later Morocco aeg, closely trimmed, joints cracked but holding; a
             sound copy
Book No.:    W-91847                Price: $     450.00
Category:    political theory
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Author:      Atkyns, Robert
Title:       An Enquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes.
             Together with Some Animadversions upon A Book writ by Sir Edw.
             Herbert, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas,
             Entituled, A short Account of the Authorities in Law [etc.]. Wing
             A4138
Publisher:   Printed for Timothy Goodwin . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1689.
Description: First edition of a work central to the political theory of the
             Glorious Revolution, rebutting the Royalist claim that the King
             alone might dispense with laws as he saw fit, and propounding that
             only both King and Parliament jointly may do so
Condition:   Modern blind-tooled goatskin, definite browning, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-69249                Price: $     750.00
Category:    
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of England: wherein
             by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are
             plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile Lawes of the
             Empiere [etc.]. Beale T358; S.T.C. 11195
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richarde Tottell [etc.],
             London, 1573.
Description: First reissue of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, remains of ties, well-preserved with
             good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78459                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, political theory, juries
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Author:      Burlamaqui, Jean Jacques]
Title:       Principes du Droit Politique. Two Volumes in One. 12mo
Publisher:   Chez Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1751.
Description: First edition of one of the two principal works of Burlamaqui
             "demonstrably, a primary source of the theory voiced in the
             Declaration of Independence", written with considerable lucidity
             and clarity of thought
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, rubbed, endpapers marbled, quite
             a pretty copy, this the duodecimo issuance, a quarto edition
             published simultaneously
Book No.:    W-43486                Price: $     850.00
Category:    political theory, natural law
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Author:      Smith, Thomas
Title:       The Common-welth of England, and Manner and Gouernement Thereof .
             . . With new additions of the cheefe Courts in England, the
             offices thereof, and their seuerall functions, by the sayd Author:
             Neuer before published [etc.] S.T.C. 22859; Beale T483
Publisher:   Imprinted by Iohn Windet for Gregorie Seton [etc.], London, 1589.
Description: First expanded edition (and the first under this title) of a work
             highly regarded by Maitland, who planned his own edition and
             adjudged it "will be quoted and transcribed so long as men take
             any interest in the history of the English constitution"
Condition:   Modern 3/4 crimson morocco, gilt, a trace of worming, mainly
             marginal, two leaves misbound, else especially crisp and
             attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78807                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    political theory, Comparative Law
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Author:      Solomon, Robert C.
Title:       A Passion for Justice, Emotions and the Origins of the Social
             Contract
Publisher:   Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., Reading, 1990.
Description:
Condition:   A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-64424                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Legal Ethics, political theory
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Author:
Title:       The Prerogatives of the King, and the Rights of the People. The
             Terms and Measures of Both. Of Power and Duty. The Laws of God,
             and of Man. The Doing as you would be Done by. Schism is Anarchy
Publisher:   The Observator [Printed for Joanna Brome [etc.]], London, 1683.
Description: The December 12 issue of "arguably the court's most powerful
             weapon in the contest for public allegiance", cast in the form of
             a dialogue between the Observator and a Trimmer, exploring in a
             sophisticated, even slick, way the most fundamental matters
Condition:   Broadsheet, double-column, about 8 x 13 inches, untrimmed
Book No.:    W-65829                Price: $     350.00
Category:    political theory, Newspapers
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Author:      Lieber, Francis]
Title:       Final Report and Address of the President. Report of Proceedings
             at the Third Annual Meeting
Publisher:   Loyal Publication Society, New York, 1866.
Description: The final salvo of the Society which Lieber helped found and which
             he served as President, Lieber observing that it had "contributed
             no inconsiderable share in bringing about one of the greatest
             national acts in all history"--Lincoln's re-election
Condition:   Original stabbed, printed wraps, well preserved; 13 pages
Book No.:    W-56306                Price: $      45.00
Category:    constitutional law, CIVIL WAR, political theory
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Author:      Lamond, Elizabeth (ed.)
Title:       A Discourse of the Common Weal of this Realm of England First
             printed in 1581 and commonly attributed to W.S
Publisher:   At the University Press, Cambridge, 1929.
Description: The reissue of the "most famous of all Tudor social treatises",
             based principally on the manuscript once in William Lambarde's
             possession; with a valuable introduction assessing the work and
             its possible author, now believed to be Sir Thomas Smith
Condition:   Original cloth, worn, substantive notations throughout; usable
Book No.:    W-69423                Price: $      85.00
Category:    16TH CENTURY, political theory
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Title:       Democracy, Should It Survive?
Publisher:   Dennis Dobson Limited, London, 1946.
Description: Fifteen essays, including those contributed by Walter Lippman and
             Jacques Maritain, among several others
Condition:
Book No.:    W-16857                Price: $      15.00
Category:    political theory
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Author:      Putt, Charles
Title:       Essay On Civil Policy, Or The Science of Legislation, Comprising
             the Origin and Nature of Government . . . With a Review of the
             Practice of the English Law, and Hints for Its Improvement
Publisher:   William Pickering, London, 1830.
Description: An original work of some ambition by the Inner Templar, Charles
             Putt, with a Benthamite tinge (dividing civil policy into
             Sovereignty, Population, Wealth and Happiness) yet with
             significant reliance on Locke, Adam Smith and Blackstone, among
             others
Condition:   Original pebbled-cloth backed boards, paper label, a bit worn, ex-
             library, else a good clean copy; with the half-title and folding
             chart
Book No.:    W-72456                Price: $     350.00
Category:    political theory, jurisprudence
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein,
             by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are
             plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the
             Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description: Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux
             [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79146                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, political theory, juries
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