"A Valuable Resume of the Whig Theory of the English Constitution" Tyrrell, James [1642-1718]. Bibliotheca Politica: Or, An Enquiry into the Antient Constitution of the English Government, With Respect to the Just Extent of the Regal Power, And the Rights and Liberties of the Subject. Wherein All the Chief Arguments both For and Against the Late Revolution, Are Impartially Represented and Consider'd. In Fourteen Dialogues. Collected Out of the Best Authors, Antient and Modern. London: Printed for D. Browne [Et al.], 1718. xv, , 259, 264-739,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Recent three-quarter law calf over cloth, raised bands, gilt title and shelf label to spine, endpapers added. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks to board edges, corners lightly bumped, residue from small label to front board and head of spine, library stamps to top and bottom edges and verso of title page. $350. * The last edition and the first complete reissue of one of the major works of the great Whig historian and associate of John Locke. As noted by the Dictionary of National Biography, this work, first published in installments from 1692 to 1702, is a "valuable resume of the Whig theory of the English constitution." It is also notable as a strong counter-argument to the ideas of Robert Brady and Robert Filmer. Dictionary of National Biography XIX:1369. English Short-Title Catalogue T144687.
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