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A liberdade e a legislação vistas á luz da natureza das cousas.

FIGANIÈRE, Frederico Francisco de la, later Visconde de Figanière.

Published by Petropolis, Typ. de Bartholomeu Pereira Sudré, 1866., 1866
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8°, contemporary tan quarter morocco over pebbled cloth (corners worn), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments (slight defects), gilt-lettered author and title in second compartment, marbled endleaves (lacks front free endleaf). Scattered browning and spotting. Overall in very good condition. viii, 204 pp., (1, 1 blank ll.), errata slip pasted to p. 204. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This work is divided into two main parts: Liberty and Legislation. The first part contains chapters on man and society, the overall good of the nation, the relationship between law and liberty, the influence of the form of government and constitution on liberty of a people (followed by considerations on the United States), individuality and parties. There are two chapters with historical background of various countries, the first dealing with France, Spain, Portugal, the Swiss Confederation, Sweden and Norway, Denmark, and Holland and Belgium, while the second deals with Brazil, Great Britain, and the United States of America. The part dealing with Legislation contains chapters on political organization and law, the reason for law, fundamental principles of legislation, and then a long chapter on the application of those principles to the death penalty, dueling, military conscription, restrictions on commerce and industry, property rights, inheritance, class distinctions and equality, with social and political consequences. There is a final chapter in this section of the prohibition of monastic orders. An appendix on political organization contains four chapters, with preliminary considerations, on the chief of state, internal administration, and national representation. Finally, there is a plan for national representation in two parts, dealing with deputies, and voters. The author did not look favorably upon universal suffrage. The author was a native of New York (b. 1827), son of Joaquim Cesar de Figanière e Morão, Portuguese Minister to Washington, and his second wife, Catarina (Catherine?) Stuart Gifillan, a United States citizen. The future Vicount Figanière was married in 1848 to Miss Josephine Hunt, daughter of General James Hunt of the United States Army and his wife Elizabeth Innis Vail. The author had served as principal aide to the Visconde de Lavradio when Lavradio was Minister to Great Britain. The Visconde de Lavradio was absent for long periods, during which Figanière took charge of the Ministry. He followed his father in the diplomatic service, later representing Portugal as Minister to Russia and England. The author of various works of fiction, poetry, essays and historical works, his Catálogo dos manuscritos portugueses existentes no Museu Britanico is still considered a useful guide. He wrote in English, French and Portuguese. The title of Visconde de Figanière was granted by D. Luís I in 1870.*** Not in Innocêncio; for other works by this author, cf. III, 99-100, 437 & IX, 400. NUC: DLC, DCU-IA. Bookseller Inventory # 21431

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Title: A liberdade e a legislação vistas á luz da ...

Publisher: Petropolis, Typ. de Bartholomeu Pereira Sudré, 1866.

Publication Date: 1866

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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