Bodin, Six Books, 1606
Lot 5342
BODIN, JEAN. 1530-1596. The Six Bookes of a Common-weale.... done into English, by Richard Knolles. London: [Adam Islip for] G. Bishop, 1606.
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BODIN, JEAN. 1530-1596.
The Six Bookes of a Common-weale.... done into English, by Richard Knolles. London: [Adam Islip for] G. Bishop, 1606.
Folio (290 x 185 mm). A-3H6 *3I6 3I-3V6 3X8 (-A1 blank). Title within broad woodcut architectural border. Modern calf antique. Title, preliminary and some other leaves dampstained (especially at fore-margins) and frayed, some with edges strengthened.

Bodin is described on the title as "a famous Lawyer, and a man of great Experience in matters of State." He aimed to describe absolute monarchy as the sole means of restoring order from anarchy. STC 3193.
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