An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States.

TAYLOR, John.

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Place Published: Fredericksburg
Publisher: Green and Cady
Date Published: 1814

Description: viii, 656pp. errata leaf. 8vo, contemporary calf, leather label, covers scuffed, some pages with pencil marks in margins. Fredericksburg: Green and Cady, 1814. First edition.

Comments: This book " `deserves to rank among the two or three really historic contributions to political science which have been produced in the United States'(Beard, post, p. 323)...The American government, he (Taylor) explained, was one of divided powers, not classes, and its agents were responsible to the sovereign people alone. The great danger to democracy lay in consolidation and in the creation of an aristocracy of `paper and patronage.'" DAB XVIII, p. 332. Taylor, the Virginia patriot, "presents the contemporary political ideas of the agrarian South." Howes T-63. S&S 32910.

Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardcover
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 59491


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The book was in my mailbox when I got home last night. Wonderful condition for a 40-year-old book. Nice condition in any case. I am very pleased. Thank you. A bit of trivia: You are only the second seller in six years not to tape the pull strip so it canít be used! Congratulations. Take care, and many, many thanks. I was really looking forward to this one, and you didnít disappoint. - G.W.
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