London, South Kensington
5 June 2007
HARRINGTON, Sir James (1611-1677). The Prerogative of Popular Government. London: for T. Brewster, 1658-57. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (187 x 135mm). (Some browning and spotting). 20th-century calf-backed cloth (upper cover a little soiled). Provenance: G.W. Prothero (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of Harrington's second most important political work, published two years after Oceana. It was to have a profound influence in the next century on the American and French revolutionary movements. Wing H820; Goldsmiths' 1431; Kress 972.
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