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Two Treatises of Government:
London: A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton and E. Symon,, 1728. in the former, the false principles and foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his followers, are detected and overthrown. The latter, is an Essay concerning the true original, extent, and end of Civil Government. The fifth edition. Octavo (195 x 118 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments, new red morocco label, two-line gilt ruled border on sides, speckled edges. Gilt monogram to central spine compartment. Binding expertly refurbished, joints cracked but firm, spine ends and corners a little worn with some surface wear to boards, spine label renewed; a crisp, clean copy. Fifth edition of one of Locke's principal works, first published in December 1689 (the title page is dated 1690), and conceived as a vindication of the Revolution of 1688-9, which had "saved the Nation when it was on the very brink of Slavery and Ruine" (Locke's preface). This was the only edition to appear "during the half-century from the death of Queen Anne (1714) to the end of the Seven Years' War (1763)... except in editions of the collected works" (ODNB).
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