"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.