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BENTHAM, Jeremy.

Œuvres, jurisconsulte anglais.

Brussels: Louis Hauman et Compagnie, 1829-30 Stock Code: 123580
£1,250.00
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First collected edition of Bentham's works, edited and partly translated into French by Bentham's collaborator and disciple Etienne Dumont, preceding by 8 years the first English collected edition. "Even in the English-speaking world it was largely through Dumont's versions that Bentham came to be read" (Dinwiddy, p. 293).

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Description

3 volumes, octavo (242 x 158 mm). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rebacked preserving the original spines, ruled gilt, red morocco labels.

Illustrations

3 folding tables on 2 plates and 4 further tables (3 folding).

Condition

Bound without the initial blank to volume I. Gilt decoration to spine ends renewed, light spotting throughout, overall a very good set.

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