De Republica Anglorum Libri tres. Quibus accesserunt chorographica illius descriptio aliique politici tractatus. Editio ultima prioribus multo auctior.

  • Smith, Thomas
  • Lug. Batavor. [Leiden]: Ex Officina Elzeviriana 1641


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24mo, pp. [16], 428, [12]. Engraved title-page. Contemporary calf, boards bordered in blind with blind cornerpieces. A little spotting and foxing. Sometime rebacked and recornered, old leather a bit chipped. Ink inscription of Ste: Soame to title-page.


Thomas Smith (1513-1577) was an English scholar, diplomat, and political theorist. 'De Republica Anglorum' is one of his best known works, which offers an analysis of English society and its institutions, and though he wrote it between 1563 and 1565, it was not published until 1583 (ODNB). This edition was edited by Joannes de Laet (1581-1649) for the series on different countries that Elzevir published between 1625 and 1649 (Britannica).

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