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"RANKED WITH THE TREATISES OF LOCKE… ON THE NATURE OF POLITICAL LIBERTY" AND "A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (CATO) [GORDON, Thomas and TRENCHARD, John]. A Collection of All the Political Letters in the London Journal… BOUND WITH: The Dreamer. London, 1721, 1721, 1721, 1721; 1754.

First editions of several early reprints of political essays published in the London Journal and bound together into one volume—including 14 which appeared under Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard's pseudonym "Cato," whose essays "ranked with the treatises of Locke as the most authoritative statement of the nature of political liberty and above Locke as an exposition of the social sources of the threats it faced" (Bailyn, 36), and whose thought proved an extremely important early influence on the American Revolution. Handsomely bound with a first edition of William King's 1754 satirical political allegory, "The Dreamer," which includes the first appearance in print of Jonathan Swift's poem "The Answer." $2200.

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"RANKED WITH THE TREATISES OF LOCKE… ON THE NATURE OF POLITICAL LIBERTY" AND "A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON REVOLUTIONARY IDEOLOGY"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (CATO) [GORDON, Thomas and TRENCHARD, John]. A Collection of All the Political Letters in the London Journal. London, 1721.

First editions of several early reprints of political essays published in the London Journal and bound together into one volume—including 14 which appeared under Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard's pseudonym "Cato," whose essays "ranked with the treatises of Locke as the most authoritative statement of the nature of political liberty and above Locke as an exposition of the social sources of the threats it faced" (Bailyn, 36), and whose thought proved an extremely important early influence on the American Revolution. $1600.

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"ENJOYED AN IMMEDIATE SUCCESS… REPEATED BOOK-FORM PRINTINGS SPEAK OF AN ENDURING REPUTATION"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) [GORDON, Thomas and TRENCHARD, John]. The Independent Whig. London, 1736. Two volumes.

Early edition of this pioneering and influential work by Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard, "the foremost libertarian thinkers of the early 18th century," who through these essays published in 1719-20 as an attack on the High Church party, and their subsequent contributions to the London Journal and the British Journal—known as Cato's Letters—directly influenced many of the founding fathers, including writers such as Franklin, Dickinson, Livingstone, Adams and Zenger. $1200.

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"ENJOYED AN IMMEDIATE SUCCESS… REPEATED BOOK-FORM PRINTINGS SPEAK OF AN ENDURING REPUTATION"

(AMERICAN REVOLUTION) [GORDON, Thomas and TRENCHARD, John]. The Independent Whig. London, 1721.

First edition in book form of the first 53 numbers (of 74) of this pioneering and influential work by Thomas Gordon and John Trenchard, "the foremost libertarian thinkers of the early 18th century," who in part through these essays attacking the High Church party, and through their subsequent contributions to the London Journal and the British Journal—known as Cato's Letters—directly influenced many of the founding fathers, including writers such as Franklin, Dickinson, Livingstone, Adams and Zenger. $1200.

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