Essays, Philosophical, Historical, and Literary. 1789, First Edition. Original plain boards

Author: [Belsham, William]
Illustrator: None/Unknown
Edition: First Edition
Price: £850


Published in 1789 by C. Dilley, in London.
Seller notes: PP: iv, 466, (ii) Adverts. Original plain boards and hand-written label; edges untrimmed. The authors name written in ink on the title page; A couple of pages torn with small loss (well away from the text); otherwise a Very Good copy of a very rare work. It including the influential treatise On Liberty and Necessity, which is credited with coining the term (Libertarian). William Belsham was an English political writer and historian, noted as a supporter of the Whig Party and its principles. He justified the American Revolution in excusing Americans in their resistance to the demands of England and was an advocate of progressive political liberty.

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