La Liberta di John Stuart Mill. Traduzione fatta sull'ultima edizione Inglese Dall'Avv. G. Marsiaj.

MILL John Stuart (1865.)

£1500.00  [First Edition]

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First edition in Italian. Small 8vo. 173, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers, edges untrimmed (wrappers edge worn and slightly dusty, rebacked with portions of the original spine laid down, front wrapper reinforced with card backing). Turin, Tipografia della Rivista dei comuni italiani.

The scarce first Italian language edition of Mill's On Liberty, published as the third title from the series 'Collezione di opere economiche, amministrative e politiche', in which the Italian translation of Mill's Considerations on Representative Government 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. 

A cornerstone of modern liberalism and one of the few indisputably classic texts in the history of political philosophy, On Liberty constituted the "final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine, and its central point is one which had escaped both Mill’s father and Bentham. Mill realised that the 'greatest good' of the community is inseparable from the liberty of the individual" (PMM).

Rare. OCLC list no copies held outside of Italy. RareBookHub / ABPC list no copies to have sold at auction.

Not in Einaudi, Mattioli, or Sraffa.

Stock Code: 234049

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