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COMMENTARY AND REVIEW OF MONTESQUIEU'S SPIRIT OF LAWS, PREPARED FOR PRESS FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLISHER

Jefferson, Thomas; Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; Tracey, Destutt de; Claude, Antoine Louis


Item #: 59743

Pages: viii, 292 pp.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 1811. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: FRENCH LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE

This incisive critique was written around 1807 by Tracy, aFrench philosopher and path-breaking psychologist who was afriend of Jefferson. Although the translation was publishedanonymously, we can identify the author and translatorsthrough a letter by Jefferson dated January 26, 1811.Elsewhere in this letter he commends it for correcting theSpirit of the Laws. While other studies had merely "nibbledonly at its errors...This want is now supplied, and with adepth of thought, recision of idea, of language and oflogic, which will force conviction into every mind. TheWritings of Thomas Jefferson V:566-571.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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