Essays Upon I. The Ballance of Power. II. The Right…

Essays Upon I. The Ballance of Power. II. The Right of making War, Peace, and Alliances. III. Universal Monarchy. To which is added An Appendix Containing the Records Referr’d to in the Second essay.

London : Printed for James Knapton at the Crown in St. Paul’s Churchyard 1701. First Edition
8vo, 2ff, 288 (i.e. 284 with errors) pp, 1f (blank), [2], 125, [3] pp (ads), cont. blindstamped panelled calf, joints cracked cords sound, lacking label. Armorial bookplate of “John Bond. Grange” on front paste-down.
Davenant attacks both clergy and government in these forthright essays. Attempts were made to prosecute the author but he could not be identified.
Reference: Kress 2285 Goldsmiths’ 3835

Stock No: HMF615
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