The Freeholder's Political Catechism. London, 1733.
Bolingbroke's Classic Statement on the Nature of Government [Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, Viscount (1678-1751)]. The Freeholder's Political Catechism. London: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1733. 24 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light soiling to exterior, light foxing to a few leaves, printing flaw to p. 21 with loss to a couple of letters, legibility not affected. $350. * First dated edition, issued the same year as, or possibly preceded by, an undated 8 pp. printing. Reissued several times in Great Britain, Ireland and the North American colonies, this dialogue explores the freedoms and responsibilities of the citizen, the rights and responsibilities of the monarch, hereditary right, legitimate and illegitimate government and the rights and responsibilities of parliamentarians. It was especially influential among the American founding fathers. English Short-Title Catalogue T40197.
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