Lot 17 of 302:
Memoirs of Thomas Hollis  

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Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Memoirs of Thomas Hollis

Author:
[Blackburne, Francis]

Place:
London

Publisher:
Unattributed

Date:
1780

Description:

2 volumes. Engraved frontispieces and additional engraved title page with 30 additional plates (33 of 37 total). (4to) 33x26.4 cm (13x10¼"), re-backed half-calf with decoratively embossed paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. First Edition.  

Thomas Hollis  was an English political philosopher and author. His main contribution to public service was protecting and advancing English liberty by circulating appropriate books on government. From 1754 he reprinted and distributed literature from the seventeenth-century, including works such as Toland's Life of Milton, tracts by Marchamont Nedham, Henry Neville, and Philip Sidney, and John Locke's Two Treatises of Government. From 1760, he had commissioned the bookseller Andrew Millar to publish works advocating republican government, including John Milton (1760), John Toland (1760), Algernon Sidney (1763), Henry Neville (1763) and John Locke (1764). 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Corners rubbed and frayed; some chipping to endpapers, hinges repaired but front hinge of Volume II starting again, light foxing, a few occasional closed tears and stains; very good.


 
Item number:
308566
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