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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
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
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
 
Author:
Smith, Charlotte Watkins
Title:
Carl Becker, On History and the Climate of Opinion
Publisher:
Cornell University Press.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-20121
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
political theory, biography
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
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
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
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
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Author:
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
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
 
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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