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RAMSAY, Andrew Michael (1686--1743)
[Essai philosophique sur le gouvernement civil. English]
An essay upon civil government: wherein is set forth, the necessity, origine, rights, boundaries, and different forms of sovereignty. With observations on the ancient government of Rome and England. According to the principles of the late Archbishop of Cambray. Translated from the French.
London: printed for Randal Minshull, 1722.
[6], 231, [1] p. ; 14.5 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. By Andrew Ramsay. First published in French under the title Essai de politique, 1719. Translation of the third edition, 1722. Derives from discussions between Fénelon and the Pretender, James III. Chevalier Ramsay was a Scottish-born Jacobite philosopher who studied with Fénelon at Cambrai, chiefly now remembered for his philosophical fiction the Voyages de Cyrus (q.v.). Title-page printed in red and black. ESTC t107685.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine.

Reference Number 4661


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