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Ingersoll, Charles J.:

A COMMUNICATION ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF GOVERNMENT: READ BEFORE THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AT A MEETING ATTENDED BY GENERAL LA FAYETTE, OCTOBER 1ST, 1824.

Abraham Small, Philadelphia: 1824 24pp, lightly worn, inconspicuous institutional blindstamp. Bound in modern grey wrappers, Very Good. Ingersoll, a man of privileged lineage who championed popular democracy, argues that the rise of commerce and an independent press have given birth to a "spirit of independence." The rapid spread of education in Europe and America creates "another empire within every state, continually seeking ascendancy," whose common interests transcend national boundaries. Ingersoll praises La Fayette, and says the American experiment proves "the voice of the people to be the voice of God." FIRST EDITION. AI 16665 [11]. Sabin 34728.


Book Id: 15054

Price: $100.00

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