The Spirit of Laws, 2 Volume Set: De Montesquieu The Spirit of Laws, 2 Volume Set: De Montesquieu The Spirit of Laws, 2 Volume Set: De Montesquieu The Spirit of Laws, 2 Volume Set: De Montesquieu

The Spirit of Laws, 2 Volume Set

De Montesquieu

Published by J. Nourse; P. Vaillant;, London, 1750
Condition: Poor - Binding Copies Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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Binding Copies. Volume 2 lacks leaf 193/194, but the previous owner had a 1752, revised second edition of Volume 2 with the 193/194 leaf, which volume is included with this 2 volume set. Volume 1's very rubbed calf covers have the front cover detached, and the back cover almost fully detached. The spine is very worn and dry, and the original spine label is in 2 parts, and is lacking about 25%. All the pages through page 16 of the main text are detached. Pagination: One blank frontpaper, viii, (20) (Contents and Errata), 452 main text, 46 pages Index, 2 pages publsher's advertising, 2 blank endpapers. The pages have foxing, with some larger browning to the title page and some other preliminary pages. Volume 2's detached front cover has the brown leather overlay peeled. The binding is split in 2 places: between pages 192/195 and between pages 206 and 207. The very worn spine is split down the middle, with just a small fraction of the original spine label remaining. The first frontpaper is detached. Pagination: Three blank frontpapers, xvi Contents, 2 pages publishers' advertising, 483 pages main text, 2 blank endpapers. The pages are foxed, with many pages having light browning in the outer margins, with the frontpapers and the title page having some larger brown stains. Both volumes have early ownership inscriptions on a frontpaper and on the top of the title page. The top right corner of the frontpapers have a crossed-out: T. Henley(?) / 3 Inner Temple/ 1797". A larger inscription at the center of the title page is: "Christ-n Hoxie / Book April 12th 1799". The name of W. C. Tobey is at the upper right corner of each title page. The extra volume - Volume 2 of the 1752 revised edition is also a binding copy. Both rubbed covers are detached, and the binding is split down the middle, with additional binding cracks and loose pages, with a very worn and dry spine. Pagination: One detached and edge-chipped, blank frontpaper, a clean and slightly edge-chipped title page, xvi Contents, a closed tear in leaf 7/8 through the text but with no loss, 483 pages main text, one page publisher's advertising, 46 pages Index, 4 detached, edge-chipped pages of publishers' advertising, one edge-chipped, detached blank endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16523

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Title: The Spirit of Laws, 2 Volume Set

Publisher: J. Nourse; P. Vaillant;, London

Publication Date: 1750

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition:Poor - Binding Copies

Edition: First English Language Edition.

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