The Constitution Of England; Or An Account Of The English Government; In Which It Is Compared Both With The Republican Form Of Government And The Other Monarchies In Europe..
Bound in original full calf; spine in compartments, decorated by gilt bands with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Extremities worn but otherwise a very good copy. Armourial bookplate of N. Webb Esqre. 24 Portland Place.
Sold by G. Kearsley, in Fleet Street; and J. Ridley, in St. James's Street.,
By j. l. de lolme, advocate, citizen of geneva. a new edition.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. [iv] + 404 pp.
Decorated by device on title page, headpiece vignette and initial.
John Louis de Lolme (1840-1806) studied the British constitution during a period of political exile in England from his native Geneva. The Constitution de L' Angleterre (Amsterdam,1771) was translated into English and published in 1775, the first of many subsequent editions. The author advocated a balance between monarchy, aristocracy and democracy and his work is said to have influenced the framers of the US Constitution.
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