Observations sur le Gouvernement et les Loix des Etat-Unis D'Amerique

Amsterdam: Chez J. F. Rosard, 1784.

180pp. 16mo, early white wrappers, wrappers lightly soiled, several pages lightly foxed, mostly in margins, many margins lightly soiled, some right margins with light thin dampstain, pages throughout are lightly creased in upper right portion of text. Amsterdam: Chez J. F. Rosard, 1784.

Text is in the form of four letters to John Adams. "Mably comments on the American approach to government as reflected in the constitutions of the thirteen states...he offers advice on a national constitution, urging a loose federation rather than a strong central government and warning against excessive democracy." Cohen 2761. Abbe de Mably was a French historian, philosopher, and author of many works. This work was his last work published during his lifetime. Howes M-5. Sabin 42923.

Binding: Paperback
Condition: Good
Language: French

Price: $700.00

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