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    [Paul Derapin-Thoyras]. A Dissertation on the Rise, Progress, Views, Strength, Interests and Characters of the two Parties of the Whigs and Tories. Boston: Printed for Joseph Greenleaf, 1773.

    First American edition. Twelvemo. 71 pages. Lacking the half-title page.

    Bound in later marbled boards with red backstrip. Boards worn and scuffed. Contents toned with scattered foxing. Joints cracked. Sections missing from the spine. Old library book plate on the front pastedown. Several minor ink markings on the top margin of the title page. A few preliminary pages with short tears at the gutter. Good.

    The author came to England at the time of the Glorious Revolution and wrote what is considered the standard history of England preceding that of Hume. This Whig republican tract gives a shrewd and realistic account of the nature of the mixed system of English government. Into this the author introduces the institution of political parties and discusses their potential danger as well as their advantages. The Tories are deemed to be especially dangerous, but parties in general are viewed as destabilizing forces, a position echoed by the authors of The Federalist.

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