Il governo rappresentativo. Traduzione fatta sull'ultima edizione Inglese da F. P. Fenili.

MILL John Stuart (1865.)

£750.00  [First Edition]

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First edition in Italian. Small 8vo. 332, [2, index], [2, blank] pp. Original printed wrappers, edges untrimmed (wrappers slightly marked and edge worn, some loss to foot of spine, otherwise a very good copy). Torino, Tipografia slla Rivista dei Comuni Italiani.

The scarce first Italian language edition of Mill's Considerations on Represntative Government, published as the second title from the series 'Collezione di opere economiche, amministrative e politiche', in which the Italian translation of Mill's On Liberty also appeared. Interest in the works of John Stuart Mill increased in Italy during the unification, with translations of virtually all of his main works appearing contemporaneously during 1850s and 1860s, influencing the development of Italian republicanism, particularly with regards to the political philosophy of Giuseppe Mazzini, with whom Mill became personally acquainted during Mazzini's exile in London. 

Mill's most substantial work of political philosophy, originally published in 1861, Considerations on Representative Government "discusses to what extent forms of government are a matter of choice, the criterion of a 'good form of government', and explains his belief that representative government is the best form of government because it demands the most from its citizens and encourages their development. For this reason he commended the plan for proportional representation as 'among the very greatest improvements yet made in the theory and practice of government" (Sabine, p. 667).

Rare. OCLC list only one copy in North America, held by Yale. RareBookHub / ABPC list no copies to have sold at auction. 

Stock Code: 234193

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