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Philosophicall Rudiments concerning Government and Society
(Translation of Elementa Philosophica de Cive.)
Thomas Hobbes. by J.G. for R.Royston, 1651.

First edition in English, engraved additional pictorial title by Robert Vaughan and 3 engraved plates (all included as part of the collation), with Index leaf (?S4) bound after B8 as often.

B-A notes: Additional: “Thomas Hobbes is better known for his Leviathan, but in many ways De Cive (The Citizen) provides a more compact and systematic exposition of his thought, in which natural law is derived from reason and biblical doctrine, the social contract from natural law, and the forms of government and duties of sovereign and citizen from the social contract.” -Jon Roland, "Introduction to De Cive"

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