London, Chapman Hall 1867
Octavo, 8.0 x 5 ¼ ins, original publishers cloth, spine lettered gilt, covers gilt ruled, an excellent copy.
Prining and the Mind of Man 358
First edition of the classic account of the unwritten constitution. Bagehot gets rid of all the formal history of ‘checks and balances’, and shows where the centre of power really is; and why the House of Commons is so much more powerful than other representative assemblies. A brilliant writer, he was completely independent in the formation and expression of his views. Translated into many languages, this work has become one of the most important texts in political literature. A difficult book to find in first edition.