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THE WORKS- The Philosophical Works 5 volumes 1754-1777; A Dissertation Upon Parties 1771; Remarks on the History of England 1760; A Collection of Political Tracts 1748; A Letter to Sir William Windham 1753; Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism 1749. Letters on the Study and Use of History 2 volumes 1752.
London David Mallett and others -1777 1748 - 12 volumes octavo 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. 7 works in 12 volumes. VERY FINELY BOUND IN FULL 18TH CENTURY POLISHED DICED CALF, gilt fillets to the boards, original marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing but in good condition. Engraved portrait to Letters to Sir William Windham. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (16 September 1678 – 12 December 1751) was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. In the late 20th century, Bolingbroke was rediscovered by historians as a major influence on Voltaire, and on the American patriots John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Adams said that he had read all of Bolingbroke's works at least five times; indeed, Bolingbroke's works were widely read in the American colonies, where they helped provide the foundation for the emerging nation's devotion to republicanism in the United States. His vision of history as cycles of birth, growth, decline and death of a republic was influential in the colonies, as was his contention on liberty: that one is - free not from the law, but by the law. Wiki. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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