SUPERB SET IN FULL SPECKLED CALF
BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Lord Viscount ~ The Works.
London: Mallet, 1754
5 volume set, 12 inches tall. A very good looking mid 18th century binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Armorial bookplate. First edition. Bolingbroke was a great and extraordinary English politician and political philosopher whose works are regarded as a major influence on Voltaire, and on the American patriots John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Adams claimed to have read all of Bolingbroke's works at least five times and they were widely read in the American colonies. This set has been expertly, and at great expense, restored. The text is bright and clean with wide margins.