theories underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French
Revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is a
lasting tribute to the principles he advocated."
--Printing and the Mind of Man, 197
Charles Secondat, baron de. The Spirit of Laws... Translated from the
French... With Corrections and Additions Communicated by the Author.
London: J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1750. Two Volumes, octavo.
Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, spine ornamented in gilt,
double orange and green leather labels; small chip to spine label of
volume I, small chip to spinie head of volume II; internally clean and
bright. A fine copy. $11,000
edition in English of one of the central works in western political
thought. The first edition in English of this work is of
particular importance as Montesquieu's thought had an immense influence
in the English speaking nations, and most especially in America. A
superb copy in a beautiful contemporary binding.