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Patriarcha: Or The Natural Power of Kings, By the Learned Sir Robert.
1685 - A Royalist Who Inspired Works by Locke and Sidney Filmer, Sir Robert [d. 1653]. Bohun, Edmund [1645-1699], Editor. Patriarcha: Or the Natural Power of Kings. By the Learned Sir Robert Filmer Baronet. Corrected According to the Original Manuscript of the Author, Out of Which in Several Places Many Large Additions are Made, Amounting in the Whole to Ten Pages, And Many Mistakes Rectified. To Which is Added, A Preface to the Reader in Which this Piece is Vindicated from the Cavils and Misconstructions of the Author of a Book Stiled Patriarcha non Monarcha. And Also a Conclusion or Postscript. By Edmund Bohun, Esq. London: Printed for R. Chiswel, W. Hensman, M. Gilliflower, And G. Wells, 1684. [cxviii], 178, [6] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent quarter morocco over marbled boards, lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, light soiling and early owner initials in tiny hand to title page. $750. * Second and final edition. Filmer, a conservative English political theorist who defended monarchy and the divine right of kings, is best known as the author of The Free-Holder's Grand Inquest (1648), and the present work. First published posthumously in 1680, it was widely debated and rebutted in such works as John Locke's Two Treatises of Government (1689) and Algernon Sidney's Discourses Concerning Government (1698). As indicated by the title of the second edition, the editor responds to another critical response: James Tyrrell's Patriarcha non Monarcha: The Patriarch Unmonarch's (1681). English Short-Title Catalogue R31510. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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