vp, nd. 2 vols. 8vo & 12mo. Black buckram. The last title in a seperate black buckram volume. 2 vols. 8vo & 12mo. 1. Draught of New Plan for the Organisation of the Judicial Establishment in France... np. March, 1790. First edition. 26, 38, 12, 22, 32, 65, [errata], 47, [blank], [2ads]pp. ODNB explains the reception in France of Bentham's Draught... "The letter appeared in the Journal de Paris and instalments of the 'Draught' in Mirabeau's Courier de Provence. Bentham heard little about the fate of this work, however, until October 1791, when he learned that Jean-Philippe Garran de Coulon, a member of the national assembly, had cited Bentham's work, praised it highly, proposed that a committee of the national assembly should examine the 'Draught', and that Bentham should be invited to communicate his ideas on civil law. When Bentham learned of these proposals, he sent Garran copies of his 'Essay on political tactics', an extract from 'Panopticon' in French (prepared by Dumont), a promise to send the English version, and an offer to establish a panopticon prison in France." The assembly declined the latter proposal. ESTC T103432 2. Emancipate Your Colonies! Addressed to the National Convention of France... Now first published for sale. London, for Robert Heward, 1830. First trade edition. 86pp. This was Bentham's first effort to analyse what he believed was the false economy of colonialism. He believed it was disadvantageous to both parties. Bentham privately printed an edition in 1793. Kress, C.24453. Defense of Usury... New York, 1837. Later American edition. 48pp. This is Bentham's celebrated critique on Adam Smith's opposition to free interest rates espoused in his Wealth of Nations. Kress, C.43044. Bentam's Radical Reform Bill, with Extracts from the Reason. 8vo. London: Printed for E. Wilson, 18195. Article Eight of the Westminster Review ... Mr Humphrey's Observations on the English Law of Real Property. London, 1827. First edition. 64pp. Through the 1820s Bentham took an interest in law reform, which included land law and this review was part of his attempt to influence the 1828 real property commission.6. Letters to Count Toreno on the Proposed Penal Code... London, 1822 First edition. 120pp. No copies at auction. OCLC locates two copies. None listed at auction. With the change in government in Spain in 1820, Bentham became interested in the liberalism in Mediterranean Europe and South America. 7. Panopticon; or, The Inspection House... Dublin,Printed; London reprinted and sold by T. Payne, at Mews Gate, 1791. First London edition. (Lacking the 8 pp of prelims ) Uncut in modern buckram. Ex-lib stamp to verso of title, clumsy repair to final leaf. 140pp. Some leaves out of order. With the following inscription: "Presented to J.G. Bruff by Col. Jno. W Kearney U.S. Top. Eng. 1846" though curiously in Bruff's hand. He further notes: "The author a celebrated literati was British government agent in [?] Printed by Tom Pain" ESTC N11216 Bentham's was profoundly committed to the idea of the Panopticon, a prison based in part on his Utilitarianist principles, although even in his own time its inhumane (and totalitarian) aspects were decried.
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