Sidney, Algernon. Discourses on Government. To which is Added, An Account of the Author's Life, and a Copious Index. 3 Vols
Sidney, Algernon. Discourses on Government. To which is Added, An Account of the Author's Life, and a Copious Index. 3 Vols

Sidney, Algernon. Discourses on Government. To which is Added, An Account of the Author's Life, and a Copious Index. 3 Vols

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Sidney, Algernon. Discourses on Government. To which is Added, An Account of the Author's Life, and a Copious Index. 3 Vols. Union, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2002. ISBN: 9781584772095.

Three volumes in green cloth, 6 1/2 x 9 inches, bright gilt to spine titles with red panels, 1392 clean pp. printed on acid-free paper. No dust jackets, possibly as issued. New. Hardcover.  [4812] 

"This important work appeared fifteen years after Sidney's execution for treason in 1683. A reply to Filmer's Patriarcha, the Discourses is one of the earliest modern statements of republican ideals. He proposes a doctrine of natural justice and governmental order from which all institutions vary at their peril. More important, Sidney asserts that a king's authority is granted by parliament, which has the additional power to depose him, indeed a controversial idea during the Restoration period." - publisher.

A facsimile reprint of the New York edition of 1803.