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De l'esprit des loix, Ou, Du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, & c : a quoi l'auteur a ajoûté des recherches nouvelles sur les Loux Romaines touchant les successions, sur les Loix François, & sur les Loix Féodales. by  Charles-Louis de MONTESQUIEU - Hardcover - 1749 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

De l'esprit des loix, Ou, Du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, & c : a quoi l'auteur a ajoûté des recherches nouvelles sur les Loux Romaines touchant les successions, sur les Loix François, & sur les Loix Féodales.

by MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis de

Condition: Near Fine


1749 Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu Political Government USA Democracy LAW 2v

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."

― Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws

Charles-Louis de Montesquieu's 'Spirit of the Laws' is one of the most famous treaties ever written, especially on political theory. This work was so influential that world leaders such as Catherine the Great and the United States founding fathers applied the methods taught in this book to their culture's future. This famed work found itself on the infamous 'Prohibited Book Index' in 1751 even though it was well-respected and well-read around the world.

Montesquieu lists a few major points in his work; points that have resonated with government for centuries. These include:

· Separation of power

· Liberty and democracy are one in the same

· The point of civil and criminal law is to ensure personal security

· Qualities and flaws of governmental types

This rare two-volume French edition was published in 1749 by Durand in Paris – the imprint Barrillot in Geneva on the title page is false. This edition; however, does include an impressive folding map of the world which is scarcely found! This pirated edition features a number of errors not found in the official first edition; however, it did inspire Montesquieu to publish another famous edition called the 'Huart' edition.

Item number: #6877

Price: $1250

MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis de

De l'esprit des loix, Ou, Du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, & c : a quoi l'auteur a ajoûté des recherches nouvelles sur les Loux Romaines touchant les successions, sur les Loix François, & sur les Loix Féodales.

A Geneve : Chez Barrillot & fils., 1749.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1

o Vol. I – xxiii, [1], 326

o Vol. II – [2], xiv, 398

· Provenance:

o Bookplate – E.A. Martel

- Édouard-Alfred Martel (1859 – 1938), the 'father of modern speleology', was a world pioneer of cave exploration, study, and documentation. Martel explored thousands of caves in his native France and many other countries, popularized the pursuit of cave exploration, introduced the concept of speleology as a distinct area of scientific study, maintained an extensive archive, and in 1895 founded Société de Spéléologie, the first organization devoted to cave science in the world.

o Letter – G. Grandidier

- Guillaume Grandidier, (1873 – 1957), is a French geographer, ethnologist and zoologist who studied the island of Madagascar.

- He served as Secretary General for Société de géographie.

· Language: French

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~10.5in X 8.25in (27cm x 21cm)

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6877
  • Title: De l'esprit des loix, Ou, Du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, & c : a quoi l'auteur a ajoûté des recherches nouvelles sur les Loux Romaines touchant les successions, sur les Loix François, & sur les Loix Féodales.
  • Author: MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis de
  • Format/binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Chez Barrillot & fils
  • Place: Geneve
  • Date published: 1749
  • Keywords: 1749 Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu Political Government USA Democracy LAW 2v rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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