The Common-Wealth of Oceana

By: James Harrington

Price: $4,700.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Rebacked mid-nineteenth century; front hinge cracked. Queer (but continuous) collation: [xii], 239, [blank], 255-286,189-[211] [blank]. Occasional scholia in a light pen; general browning of the text; fore-edge corners bumped; general wear to boards. Nonetheless a handsome copy. ; Harrington's economic basis for government had a profound effect on the framers of the constitution. A copy of the Commonwealth was bought by Thomas Jefferson prior to his departure for France. Kevin Hayes (The Road to Monticello) calls it the most important book Jefferson bought from the famous Byrd library for the formation of his political thought. See also Bernard Cohen, Science & the Founding Fathers, pp. 217 ff.; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. First Edition.

Title: The Common-Wealth of Oceana

Author Name: James Harrington

Categories: Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, J. Streater for Livewell Chapman: 1656

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3465

Keywords: Literature, Science-fiction, Thomas Jefferson, Constitution, Utopia