1789 The Constitution of England; or, An Account of the English Government
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Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of the author.
ESTC Citation No. T110146
An informative work on the British Constitution by Swiss-born political theorist Jean Louis De Lolme, first published in French in 1771 and later appearing in English in 1775.
The work advocates a constitutional form of government using the principle that monarchy, aristocracy and democracy should be balanced against each other. It is believed that this work influenced the construction of the United States Constitution.
With the bookplate of lawyer and book collector David Stather to the front pastedown.
A smart copy of this influential study of the English system of government.
In a full calf binding. A touch of fading to spine. Tail of front joint starting, with board holding firm. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting to frontispiece and title page, with pages otherwise generally clean and bright.
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