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ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE

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“BY FAR THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN ABOUT AMERICA, AND THE MOST PENETRATING BOOK EVER WRITTEN ABOUT DEMOCRACY”

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Democratie en Amerique. Paris, 1835. Two volumes.

First edition presentation copy in the original French of the first two volumes of Tocqueville's classic work, one of no more than 500 copies published, inscribed by Tocqueville in Volume I "Donne par l'Auteur, 1836." "One of the most important texts in political literature" (PMM 358). Accompanied by the two volumes of the second edition of Part II in a contemporary binding. $62,000.

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"THE NATIONS OF OUR TIME CANNOT PREVENT THE CONDITIONS OF MAN FROM BECOMING EQUAL"

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Democracy in America. New York, 1838.

Important first American edition of the first part of Tocqueville's profoundly influential work on American democracy, one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the 19th century, handsomely bound in contemporary calf and marbled boards. $6500.

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"SHAPED THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREE INSTITUTIONS IN THE WEST"

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. Democracy in America. London, 1836. Two volumes.

Second ("best") edition in English of the first part of Tocqueville's important and influential analysis of American democracy, one of the outstanding intellectual achievements of the 19th century, with folding, color-outlined "Statistical Map of North America," in contemporary calf and marbled boards, most rare and important. $4500.

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