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POLITICORUM SIVE CIVILIS DOCTRINAE Libri Sex Qui ad Principatum maxime spectant Additae Notae auctiores, tum & De Una Religione liber
Antwerp, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1610.. 5 works by Lipsius plus 1 duplicated, bound together in 1 volume, all printed by Johann Moretus son-in-law of Plantin, all with title pages with the large compass device of Plantin and dated from 1604 to 1613. Latin text, 1604-1613. Small folio bound in fours, 265 x 160 mm, 10½ x 6½ inches, pictorial tailpieces and some decorated initials, plus Plantin's device on the final page of the volume. Contents: 1. Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae, 1604, 223 numbered pages; 2. Ad Libros Politicorum Notae, et De Una Religione Liber, 1604, 103 numbered pages with title page to De una Religione, on page 65 and dated 1610, plus 4 unnumbered pages of license and privilege; 3. A second copy of Ad Libros Politicorum Notae dated 1610 on both title pages and with the same pagination; 4. Leges Regiae et Leges X. Virales, 1613, 8 pages; 5. Monita et Exempla Politica. Libri Duo, qui virtutes et vitia Principium spectant, 1606, pages (8), 213, (6); 6. Dissertatiuncula apud Principes: item C. Plinii Panegyricus liber Traiano dictus, cum eiusdem Lipsii perpetuo commentario. Editio secunda, 1604, pages (16), 140, (6). Bound in modern library quarter black morocco over black cloth sides, gilt lettering to spine, new endpapers. First title page a little dusty and slightly browned at fore-edge, on verso a small faint library stamp plus the small armorial stamp of one Richard Bridgeman, the library stamp repeated 9 times throughout the volume and again on final page, some pages slightly age-browned, single wormhole to lower outer corner from first title page to page 157 where it becomes a track, ceasing on 198, nowhere near text and with some neat old and more recent repairs, another 2 small wormholes start on page 27 of the final work also in the lower margin and continue to the final leaf, again nowhere near text, small stain to 1 lower margin, tip of 1 corner missing, tipped in at page 56 of the second Notae is a typed note on the Plantin press. A very good clean tight copy of the political works of Lipsius. Justus Lipsius (1547-1606) was a renowned Flemish scholar, a philologist and humanist. He taught at the universities in Jena, Leiden and Leuven and was the founding father of Neostoicism, a key component of European thought in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His political ideas about the ideal citizen - a man that acts according to reason, is answerable to himself, is in control of his emotions, and is ready to fight - found wide acceptance in the turbulent times of the Reformation. This Lipsian view, translated to politics, entails rationalisation of the state and its apparatus of government, autocratic rule by the prince, discipline dispensed to subjects, and strong military defence. In the Politicorum which was written at Leiden where he was Professor of History he wrote that a government should recognise only one religion, and extirpate dissent by fire and sword. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
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