Printing and the Mind of Man, 197
MONTESQUIEU, Charles Secondat, baron de.
The Spirit of Laws
theories underlay the thinking which led up to the American and French
Revolutions, and the United States Constitution in particular is a lasting
tribute to the principles he advocated."
— Printing and the Mind of Man, 197
First edition in English
of one of
the central works in western political thought. The first edition in
English of this work is of particular importance as Montesquieu's thought
had an immense influence in the English speaking nations, and most
especially in America.
Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1750. Two Volumes, octavo. Contemporary speckled
calf, raised bands, spine ornamented in gilt, double orange and green
leather labels; small chip to spine label of volume I, small chip to
spinie head of volume II; internally clean and bright. A fine copy.