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Smith, Sir Thomas
The Common-Wealth ( Commonwealth ) of England, and Manner of Government Thereof.
LONDON, 1589 Published by JOHN WINDET Edition: FIRST Binding: LEATHERBOUND BROWN Size: 5.5X7.25 148 Pages Overall Condition is: VERY FINE GIFT QUALITY preserved in a slipcase, gilt on spine, all edges gilt, pages age toned but clean, ribbed spine, gilt line border on both boards, gilt floral patern on all three edges of boards, expertly rebound circa 1940 Very early and important description of the details of the mechanisms of government. Originally published 1589. It will be of value to anyone with an interest in Smiths writings and the nature of Elizabethan government. Smith was Chancellor of the Order of the Garter. The work was written from 1562 to 1565, when Smith was Elizabeths ambassador to France. Smith s pioneering study of the English social, judicial and political systems.
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