Interesting Essays on Government and Parliament by a Notable Seventeenth-Century Dutch Scholar [Boxhorn, Marcus Zuerius (1612-1653)]. Arcana Imperii Detecta: Or, Divers Select Cases in Government; More Particularly, Of the Obeying the Unjust Commands of a Prince. Of the Renunciation of a Right to a Crown. Of the Proscription of a Limitted Prince and his Heirs. Of the Trying, Condemning and Execution of a Crowned Head. Of the Marriage of a Prince and Princess. Of the Detecting Conspiracies Against a Government. Of Subjects Revolting from a Tyrannical Prince. Of Excluding Foreigners from Publick Employments. Of Constituting Extraordinary Magistrates upon Extraordinary Occasions. Of Subjects Anticipating the Execution of Laws. Of Tolleration of Religion. Of Peace and War, &c. With The Debates, Arguments and Resolutions of the Greatest Statesmen in Several Ages and Governments Thereupon. London: Printed for James Knapton, 1701. [xvi], 366,  pp. Includes two-page publisher list at rear of text; another one-page list opposite p.1. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, minor worming to foot of text block in a few places, minor loss to text in two places, faint dampspotting to a few leaves, later owner annotation to title page and its verso. $750. * Only edition. Compiled posthumously, this book is a fine introduction to the political and legal scholarship of one of the most interesting thinkers of the seventeenth century. Boxhorn, a prominent linguist, historian and political theorist, was a professor at the University of Leiden. A remarkably prolific scholar, his work stands on the cusp of late-Renaissance humanism and the early-Enlightenment thought epitomized by such philosophers as Hobbes and Pufendorf. He admired England's Parliament and had a keen interest in the history and institutions of English law and government. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue T116021.
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