BODIN (JEAN) Les six livres de la republique... troisieme edition, Paris, Jacques du Puy, 1578

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BODIN (JEAN)
Les six livres de la republique... troisieme edition, Paris, Jacques du Puy, 1578

£ 1,000 - 2,000
US$ 1,200 - 2,500
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BODIN (JEAN)
Les six livres de la republique... troisieme edition, woodcut printer's device on title, occasional damp-staining and browning, single wormhole in margin of first half of volume (affecting some side notes), some early ink annotations in margins, woodcut initials and head-pieces, contemporary dark brown morocco, elaborately tooled in gilt with all-over design containing numerous spiral tools with small mythical creatures and figures, recased with restoration to corners, edges and joints, covers slightly bowed, folio, Paris, Jacques du Puy, 1578

Footnotes

  • Third edition of Bodin's most important work, "in effect the first modern attempt to create a complete system of political science" (PMM). Bodin was a monarchist and an adherent of commercialism, but he nevertheless developed here many modern ideas on free trade and public finances.

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  • This is a remboitage binding.
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