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    James Harrington: The Oceana of James Herrington, and His Other Works; Som Wherof are Now First Publish'd From His Own Manuscripts. The Whole Collected, Methodiz'd, and Review'd, With An Exact Account of His Life. (London: Booksellers of London, 1700), first thus, 546 pages, [1] page ads, preface by John Toland, title page in black and red ink, Lely and Gucht engraving of Harrington opposite page xiii, folding plate opposite page 113, full calf with floral decoration, gilt titles, six raised spine bands, folio (8.5" x 12.5"), boards well-worn at the corners, general soiling to boards, exterior hinges cracked, front inside hinge cracked, pages toned but clean, ffep loose but still attached, else a very sound copy, internally strong and tight. James Harrington (1611-1677) was a controversial English political theorist best known for his work The Commonwealth of Oceana. Originally published in 1656, Oceana was seized at the presses by order of Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell. The book on offer was edited by John Toland and was part biography and part compilation of Harrington's works, including the addition of the important work A System of Politics.

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