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    Sale 2521 | Lot 13
    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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      Sale 2521 Lot 13

      [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

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      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.