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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Emancipate your Colonies!
London : 1830First edition of what Bentham described afterwards as "one of his Jacobinisms" (cited by Atkinson, p. 108). In 1793, Bentham, availing himself of his privileges as a French citizen, a title conferred upon him the previous year by the National Assembly, privately printed a pamphlet entitled Jeremy Bentham to the National Convention of France. It concerned... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 101357
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Jeremy Bentham to his Fellow-Citizens of France, on Houses of Peers and Senates.
London : 1830First edition of Bentham's paper on the question of whether or not France should have a Chamber of Peers. A French translation appeared in 1831. An introductory letter from Bentham addressed to Lafayette prefaces the work. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 101403
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Three Tracts relative to Spanish and Portugueze Affairs;
London : 1821First edition. "In the stormy years between 1815 and 1825 Bentham was glad to publish with anyone prepared to take a risk of prosecution, and in consequence favoured the radical and atheistic publishers like the Hunts and William Hone... It is not surprising to find the courageous Hone sponsoring a Tract on Liberty and three more Tracts relative to... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 101565
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Book of Fallacies: from Unfinished Papers.
London : 1824First edition. "The substance of this treatise, drawn up from the most unfinished of all Mr. Bentham's Manuscripts, has already been published in French by M. Dumont" (Preface). A host of fallacies are detected and analysed, for instance the Argument from the Wisdom of Our Ancestors; the Hobgoblin Argument or 'No Innovation'; the Official Malefactors... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101331
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Plan of Parliamentary Reform in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate, Reform.
London : 1817First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Although Bentham came from a Tory family, his ideas underwent a change: "He became convinced that under a democratic government 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number' was likely to be most advanced" (DNB). This tract (but not the introduction) was written in 1809 under... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 101515
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Truth versus Ashhurst; or Law as it is, contrasted with what it is said to be. Written in December, 1792. And now first published.
London : 1823First edition. The text was also printed the same year by Carlile, with Bentham's name on the title and a short annoucement that the work was first printed (i.e. by Moses) "by order of Mr. Bentham for distribution among his friends", before Carlile asked whether the work might be made available for a wider audience and duly produced his own edition.
This... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 101585
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.
London : 1830First edition, all published, of Bentham's Constitutional Code, the only edition published in his lifetime. "The massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, the major work of his final decade, established Bentham as a major theorist of constitutional democracy" (F. Rosen & J. H. Burns, preface to the 1983 Clarendon Press edition, p. xliv). He drafted the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 114170
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Trattati di legislazione civile e penale.
Naples : 1818First edition in Italian of Bentham's Theory of Legislation, originally published in French, edited by Etienne Dumont from Bentham's original manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128947
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Traités de législation civile et pénale,
Paris : 1802First edition, translated and edited by Étienne Dumont, from Bentham's manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont of Bentham's ideas.
"Romilly tells an amusing story of Bentham's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 101581