1737 The Oceana of James Harrington, Esq; And His Other Works; With an Account of his Life Prefix'd
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
A lovely copy of this scarce Dublin edition of Harrington's work, which was first published in the mid seventeenth century. This Dublin edition was later reissued in 1758, with a cancel title.
Collated, illustrated with one engraved plate ('Manner and Use of the Ballot'), but lacking portrait frontispiece.
This volume includes James Harrington's most celebrated work, 'The Commonwealth of Oceana', a work of political philosophy that was initially censored by Oliver Cromwell, and that discusses an idea of a utopian republic, and ideal constitution.
With a biographical study from John Toland. Toland was Harrington's first editor. He had republican sympathies, which was evident in his editing of the writings of some of the great radicals of the 1650s.
ESTC Citation No. T128623. With pages 85, 88 and 273 missnumbered 95, 98 and 277 respectively.
With the armorial bookplate of the Marquess of Headfort to the front pastedown. The Marquess of Headfort is a title in the Peerage of Ireland, created in 1800 for Thomas Taylour, 2nd Earl of Bective.
An exceptionally bright copy of a scarce edition of this work.
In a full calf binding. Light fading to back strip. Head of front and rear joints starting, with boards holding firm. Small hole to head of back strip. Otherwise, externally lovely. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages exceptionally bright and clean.
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