Lieber, Francis [1798-1872]. On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1853. Two volumes. xvii, , -355; [iv], -371,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Later library cloth, red and black lettering pieces and paper shelf labels to spines, marbled edges. Light soiling and shelfwear, a few tiny chips to spines. Moderate toning, library stamps to title pages, library marks to versos, contemporary review of a lecture by Lieber on the history of commerce tipped-in to front endleaf of Volume II. $200. * First edition. Widely read and used as a textbook, this is Lieber's best-known and most influential work. "Lieber presented the first systematic works on political science that appeared in America.... [H]e retains credit as a notable pioneer with wide influence in more than one generation.": Dictionary of American Biography VI: 236-238. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3367.
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