Fabius und Cato, ein Stück der Römischen Geschichte.

Engraved vignette on title. xvi, 286 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, fine cont. polished mottled calf, flat spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Bern & Göttingen: E. Haller & Widow of Vandenhök, 1774.

First edition, and a very fine copy, printed on superior paper. In his old age, Haller turned to fiction and wrote three philosophical romances — Usong (1771), Alfred (1773), and Fabius und Cato (1774) — in which he drew upon his political experience and expounded his ideas of government.

In Fabius und Cato, Haller describes the system of government of the Roman Republic. A utopian novel in which Haller makes clear the merits of a limited monarchy.

A very fine copy.

Price: $1,000.00

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