London: Printed for D. I. Eaton, at the Cock and Swine, 1794.
Quarter Leather. First Edition thus. First Edition thus of Algernon Sidney’s Discourses on Government [...] with his Letters, &c.. Vol. II of the “Political Classics” published by Eaton in 1794-1795. His overtly republican Discourses on Government is considered a cornerstone of Western thought. Opposing the divine right of kings, supporting limited government and the right of the people to revolt, Sidney’s political theory is directly mirrored in the American Revolution. In fact, the book itself was used as a main witness during Sidney’s treason trial, which would cost him his life. Scattered foxing, with a dampstain to the fore edge of a section of the textblock, pp. 325-379, not reaching the text. Minor loss to the top edge of the spine and rear board. Quarter tan leather over drab paper boards. Overall in Very Good condition. (ESTC T209652).
Very Good binding.