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FILMER, Sir Robert.

A Discourse Whether it may be Lawful to take Use for Money.

Written by Sir Robert Filmer, and published by Sir Roger Twisden, with his preface to it.

London: Will Crook, 1678 Stock Code: 93458
£2,750.00
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In a contemporary binding

First edition under this title, originally published in 1653 under the title of Quaestio quodlibetica. Sir Roger Twysden, the man responsible for its first publication, states in the preface that the work was written "almost thirty yeares since", suggesting a date for its composition in the later 1620s. Filmer here defends the paying of interest on money borrowed as compatible with biblical instruction, writing in response to Roger Fenton's Treatise of Usury (1611).

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Description

Duodecimo (154 x 86 mm), complete with 4 advert leaves. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, rebacked, boards single ruled in blind, sprinkled edges.

Condition

Bookplate of LA Law Library to inside of front board. Hinges strengthened, boards a little scuffed, no pastedowns; a very good copy.

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