Early English Books: A Single Owner Sale
Somers, John, Baron (1651-1716) The Security of English-Mens Lives, or the Trust, Power, and Duty of theGrand Jurys of England. London: Printed for T. Mitchel, 1681. First edition, octavo, bound in full contemporpary tan calf, rebacked, title page lightly dust soiled, occasional rust spots, otherwise very good, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.
Somers influenced Locke's work, ten years before the publication of his Treatise on Civil Government. In fact, Locke had a second edition of Somers' work in his library. Somers words, "The principle ends of all civil government, and of humane society, were the security of mens lives, liberties, and properties"; also influenced Jefferson's choice of words in the Declaration of Indpendence.
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