Here is a nice edition of this book being the classic, "Considerations on Representative Government" by John Stuart Mill. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
This book is entitled, "Considerations on Representative Government. Written by John Stuart Mill (1806 to 1873) and issued in 1865. This book edition is a third edition and was published by Longman's Green & Company of London, England.
John Stuart Mill was one of the most noted philosophers and political thinkers of the 19th century. He was a staunch advocate of the philosophy of utilitarianism, which states that ethics should be directed toward providing the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
There is no dust cover with this book, not sure if there was originally or not. The cut pages are smooth cut on the top, bottom and sides. There are no illustrations in the book. A Blackwell's Oxford England owner sticker in the book inside the front cover. Trading since 1879, Blackwell of Oxford is the largest academic and specialist bookseller in the UK.
The front and rear covers are partially a brown calf's leather and a marbled hardboard. The covers are still securely attached to the book. The title is done in gold gilt on the spine. The ends of the pages are done in a marbled style as well. Nicely detailed spine on the book with gold gilt detailing and 5 raised ribs.
No musty or mildewy smell. Some minor spotting to the front and back blank pages. No foxing or brown spotting, or moldiness. Some rub along the edges and minor loss of finish to the covers. A brownish mark on the outside of the rear cover.
The book is 8.75" tall, by 5-15/16" across, by 1.5" wide. The book is 349 pages in length. Some impressions in the blank pages in the back that say Barbados Public Library. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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Some information about the book and the author from the internet;
Considerations on Representative Government
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Considerations on Representative Government is a book by John Stuart Mill published in 1861.
Mill argues for representative government, the ideal form of government in his opinion. One of the more notable ideas Mill puts forth in the book is that the business of government representatives is not to make legislation. Instead Mill suggests that representative bodies such as parliaments and senates are best suited to be places of public debate on the various opinions held by the population and to act as watchdogs of the professionals who create and administer laws and policy. In his words:
Their part is to indicate wants, to be an organ for popular demands, and a place of adverse discussion for all opinions relating to public matters, both great and small; and, along with this, to check by criticism, and eventually by withdrawing their support, those high public officers who really conduct the public business, or who appoint those by whom it is conducted.
See another John Stuart Mill book, "Principles of Political Economy", a great looking 1892 edition, that we have for sale separately in our store. See listing # K16103a.
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