Leviathan, Or, The Matter, Form, And Power of a Common-Wealth.: Hobbes, Thomas Leviathan, Or, The Matter, Form, And Power of a Common-Wealth.: Hobbes, Thomas

Leviathan, Or, The Matter, Form, And Power of a Common-Wealth.

Hobbes, Thomas

Publication Date: 1651
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Definitive edition the so-called "ornaments" ed. The "Ornaments" Edition of Hobbes's Leviathan, The Last with Authorial Corrections Hobbes, Thomas [1588-1679]. Leviathan, Or, The Matter, Form, And Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiastical and Civil. London: Printed for Andrew Crooke, At the Green Dragon in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1651 [but probably 1695-1702]. [vi], 250, 249-256, 261-394 [i.e. 396] pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Main title page, with upside down triangle of 25 ornaments grouped in 5 rows, preceded by copperplate pictorial title page. Folding table. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, original paneled calf boards laid down, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some gatoring and a few scuffs to boards, some chipping to edges of retained boards. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, faint dampspotting to a few leaves. Recent owner signature to front pastedown, early owner signature to head of pictorial title page, tiny early initials to foot. A nice copy. $7,500. * Definitive edition, with the final corrections by the author, the so-called "ornaments" edition distinguished by a title page device consisting of an inverted triangle of 25 ornaments grouped in five rows. One of the greatest works of political science, Leviathan analyzes the structure of society and legitimate government and is one of the most influential statements of social contract theory (under the rule of an absolute sovereign). Written during the time of the English Civil War, it is notable for its deeply pessimistic view of human nature. The early editions of Leviathan, all with the famous pictorial title page, list the same publisher and publication date: Andrew Crooke, 1651. They are distinguished by slight variations in the spelling of the title and the devices on their title pages. The first has a winged cherub's head, the second, actually printed in 1678, has a bear grasping two sprays of foliage. It was followed by the present issue. The ESTC gives a publication date of 1680, but some sources place its publication date between 1695 and 1702. Hobbes, Leviathan, ed. Noel Malcom (2014) 312-316. Printing and the Mind of Man 138. English Short-Title Catalogue R13935. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publication Date: 1651
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Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 152838428

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Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1651]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11010104874

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