A diverse collection of works on political philosophy, including material from the 16th to 20th centuries and featuring first and early editions as well as signed works. Notable publications include early editions of Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, a signed second revised edition of Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman and Hippolyte Havel, and a first edition of Discourses on Davila: A Series of Papers on Political History by John Adams.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.