The Common-wealth Of Utopia: Containing A Learned And Pleasant Discourse Of The Best State Of A Publike Weale, As It Is Found In The Government Of The New Ile Called Utopia.

By: Moore, Sir Thomas.

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Engraved title; 315 pages; 1 vol. 12mo, 20th century 1/4 mottled calf and brown cloth, morroco spine label; minor wear. Complete including engraved additional title with the author's portrait by William Marshall which is frequntly missing. Contents are complete. 144x82 mm, Light dampstaining at bottoms of many leaves extending a few lines into the text, upper fore edge corner of printed title page repaired (affecting ornamental border) , corner of leaf N1 repaired (no loss of text) , trimmed. No loss of printing, except as indicated above, some darkening and staining to last leaf, old ink annotations on verso of last leaf, ex-library, blind stamp, ink and pencil control numbers, all on verso of printed title. Fifth edition of the 1551 translation by Cresacre More, which was the first into English. Rare early English edtion of More's satiric vision of the ideal state profoundly influential since its first publication, in Latin, in 1516. Gibson 29; STC 18098.. Collation: engraved title, A2, B-O12, P2; leaf A2 misassigned as A; mispaginations: 46 - 47 as 44 - 45, 53 as 25, 117 as 116, 128 as 138, 133 as 109, 136 as 112, 205 as 181, 262 as 226; pagination after 288, 279 - 298, 285 - 288, 303 - 315. STC 18098; Gibson 29; Pfrozheimer 74. English Language.

Title: The Common-wealth Of Utopia: Containing A Learned And Pleasant Discourse Of The Best State Of A Publike Weale, As It Is Found In The Government Of The New Ile Called Utopia.

Author Name: Moore, Sir Thomas.

Categories: Utopian Work,

Edition: Fifth Edition

Publisher: London, B. Alsop & T. Fawcett for Will Sheares: 1639

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 37455