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“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

 

A rare pre-Civil War edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”. De Tocqueville wrote his famous book on American government after a trip he took to United States to study the American penitentiary system. This book covers aspects of government and politics such as popular sovereignty, power of the judicial system, United States Constitution, political parties, freedom of press, methods used to ensure against tyranny, and futures for various races. It also examines the influence of democracy on religions, science, arts, manners, and philosophy.

 

According to Daniel Gilman, “Democracy in America”

remains the best philosophical discussion of democracy, illustrated by the experience of the United States, up to the time when it was written, which can be found in any language… When his work appeared, democracy was to some an ‘ideal,’ a ‘brilliant dream;’ to others, ‘ruin, anarchy, robbery, murder.’ De Tocqueville wished to lessen the fears of the latter, the ardor of the former class. He treats Democracy as a fact”

 

This 1837 edition of Tocqueville’s famous treatise was published in Bruxelles and features the second portion of ‘Democracy’ (1840) in a separate volume.

 

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1837 de Tocqueville Democracy in America Political Philosophy Politics Republic

 

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

 

A rare pre-Civil War edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”. De Tocqueville wrote his famous book on American government after a trip he took to United States to study the American penitentiary system. This book covers aspects of government and politics such as popular sovereignty, power of the judicial system, United States Constitution, political parties, freedom of press, methods used to ensure against tyranny, and futures for various races. It also examines the influence of democracy on religions, science, arts, manners, and philosophy.

 

According to Daniel Gilman, “Democracy in America”

remains the best philosophical discussion of democracy, illustrated by the experience of the United States, up to the time when it was written, which can be found in any language… When his work appeared, democracy was to some an ‘ideal,’ a ‘brilliant dream;’ to others, ‘ruin, anarchy, robbery, murder.’ De Tocqueville wished to lessen the fears of the latter, the ardor of the former class. He treats Democracy as a fact”

 

This 1837 edition of Tocqueville’s famous treatise was published in Bruxelles and features the second portion of ‘Democracy’ (1840) in a separate volume.

 

Item number: #21520

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TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de

 

De la Democratie en Amerique

 

Bruxelles: Société Belge de Librairie, 1837-1840.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 tomes
    • ‘Democratie (part 1)’
      • 1 – [4], 333, [1]
        • Includes large folding map
      • 2 – [4], 279, [1]
      • 3 – 318
    • ‘Democratie… Deuxieme partie’ (3 vols in 1)
      • 1 – [4], 247, [1]
      • 2 – [4], 245, [1]
      • 3 – [4], 189, [1]
    • Provenance: Stamp – Mr. M. Tydeman
      • Possibly Meinard Tydeman (1854-1916) a Dutch politician and member of the liberal party of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands.
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Size: ~6in X 4in (15.5cm x 10cm)
    • Very rare and desirable

 

 

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21520

Categories

Americana, American History

Law & Government

Authors

TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

French

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete