Two Streets Estates And Decorative Arts
Rare 18th Century Set of French Books
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"Theorie Des Loix Civiles, ou Principes Fondamentaux De La Societe. Quis talia fondo Temperer a lacrymis? Tome Premier and Second. A Londres. MDCCLXVII."
Signed by the original owner on the title page, some minor water damage and foxing throughout but does not impact legibility, binding is worn away on the 1st volume but spine is intact.
The author, Linguet was a conservative lawyer and journalist who was executed during the Reign of Terror. These volumes went through several editions, the last in 1787. It outlines an ideal form of government and proposes reforms in taxation, customs and the law. It also defends absolutism and attacks the politics of Montesquieu.