GENERAL THEORIES OF GOVERNMENT
. . . for tho’ we may say with confidence that the worst of the American constitutions is better than the best which ever
existed before in any other country, & that they are wonderfully perfect for a first essay, yet every human essay must have
defects. it will remain therefore to those now coming on the stage of public affairs to perfect what has been so well begun
to those going off it . . .
to thomas mann randolph, july 6, 1787.
. . . the truth is that I have been drawn by the history of the times from Physical & mathematical sciences, which were my
passion, to those of politics & government towards which I had naturally no inclination . . .
to caspar wistar, june 10, 1817.
Agrippae oratio contra Monarchiam.
Moecenatis oratio pro Monarchia.
Steph. Junii Bruti vindiciae contra tyrannos.
De jure magistratuum tractatus...........................
1815 Catalogue, page 100. no. 4, as above,
Nicolai Machiavelli Princeps. Ex Sylvestri Telii Fulginatis traductione diligenter emendata. Adiecta svnt eivsdem argumenti aliorum quorundam
contra Machiauellum scripta de potestate & officio principum contra tyrannos.
. Without name of place or printer [ Basle
JC143 .M3 1589
8vo. 2 parts in 1. 112 and 168 leaves, woodcut portrait at the end; separate title for
Vindiciæ contra tyrannos . . . Stephano Ivnio Bruto Celta, auctore [i.e. Hubert Languet]; half-title for
De Ivre magistratvvm in svbditos . . . [by J. B. Fickler], continuous pagination and signatures.
Gerber, page 71, no. 3.
This edition not in Haag.
Old calf, repaired, with the Library of Congress 1815 bookplate preserved. Initialled at sig. I and T by Jefferson, who has
written on the second title
by Hubert Languet and
st. Hollis’s memoirs. 129.
and on the third