Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
[BENTHAM, JEREMY.] A Fragment on Government; being, An Examination of what is delivered, on the Subject of Government in General, in the Introduction to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries. [2] (of [4]), lvii, [1], [2], 208 pages; lacks half-title. 8vo, 208x128 mm, contemporary marbled boards with modern calf spine; scattered fingersoiling, endpapers foxed. London: T. Payne et al., 1776

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first edition of bentham's first book, "a radical critique of the theoretical foundations of Blackstone's Commentaries and the first statement of the principle of utility underlying Bentham's system of thought"-- New Palgrave I, 226. Eller 248.