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Oeuvres de Monsieur de Montesquieu. A Genève [Paris, Cazin], 1777.
- A beautiful Cazin-printed edition of Montesquieu's classic in political theory, De L'esprit des loix, first published in Geneva in 1748. 'One of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century. The scheme that emerges of a liberal benevolent monarchy limited by safeguards on individual liberty was to prove immensely influential the United States Constitution in particular is a lasting tribute to the principles Montesquieu advocated' (PMM 197). 4 volumes, 12mo, engraved frontispiece portrait by de Launay after Marillier, [iv], 312; [iv], 278; [iv], 284; [iv], 284 pp., contemporary pale calf with triple gilt-ruled panels, spines with gilt floral motifs and red labels, slight loss to two heads, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books]
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