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With Locke's Constitutions of Carolina  

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A collection of several pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never before printed, or not extant in his works. Publish’d by the author of the life of the ever memorable Mr. John Hales, &c

Locke, John


Printed for R. Francklin



[36], xxiv, [2], 362, [22] pp. Engraved plate of the solar system; title-page vignette. (8vo) 19.3x12 cm (7½x4¾"), period paneled calf, rebacked with modern calf, raised spine bands, morocco lettering pieces. Second Edition.

This collection of papers includes John Locke's "Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina," believed to be the first attempt to write a constitution of the colony. In 1638, a group of promoters obtained from Charles II a proprietary patent to North America between the 31st and 36th parallels. The proprietors named the planned colony Carolina in honor of their benefactor, the king. At the direction or Anthony Ashley Cooper, one of the proprietors and chancellor of the exchequer, Locke drew up the "Fundamental Constitutions." His advanced proposals for religious toleration were largely adopted in the colony. A foundation document in the political development of the American colonies. Ink name of T. Wright to top of title-page.

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Some soiling to title-page, minor aging within, very good.

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