...the Matter, Form, and Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(London: Andrew Crooke, "1651," ca. 1680), 4to (13 in.), tooled leather with later spine, 396 pp. (with the last page mis-numbered as a second page 394), this book is from the third printing of the 1651 original as determined by its use of ornaments on the title page and the worn state of the printing plate for the frontis. From the Collection of Robert Jenks, Durham, North Carolina
A seminal work of western thought in which the author argues for a viable "social contract" between a nation's monarch and its people.
Binding tight with toned leaves, some with minor stains; chipping and abrasions to boards; loss to the title plate on spine; overall very good condition.
$800 - 1,200