1641 Rare Latin Vellum Book - Sir Thomas Smith's De Republica Anglorum.
Author : Smith, Thomas (Thomae Smithi Angli).
Title :Thomæ Smithi Angli de Republica Anglorum libri tres: Quibus accesserunt chorographica illius descriptio aliiq politici tractatus. Editio ultima pioribus multo auctior.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Lug. Batavor. Ex officina Elzeviriana. 1641.
Size : 4.5 " X 2.5 ".
Pages : 428 pages. (At the end of the volume about thirty pages in
disorder but complete work).
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, 1880 exlibris of the famous French woman bibliographer "Marie Pellechet (1840-1900)", old repair in the margins of title page - as shown ).
Illustration : Including a nice engraved title page.
Estimate : (USD 225 -USD 350)
The book : Rare and nice 17th century edition of Sir Thomas Smith's book De Republica Anglorum: the Maner of Gouernement or Policie of the Realme of England, written between 1562 and 1565, was first published in 1583. In it, he described England as a mixed government and a commonwealth, and stated that all commonwealths are of mixed character.
The author : Sir Thomas Smith (23 December 1513 – 12 August 1577) was an English scholar, parliamentarian and diplomat.
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