Leviathan; or the Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil

March 14, 2009

Is it just me, or is it really rather difficult to find a nice hardcover edition of Hobbes’ Leviathan? Oxford / Blackwell seemed to have published one in 1946, 1955 and 1960 with an introduction by Michael Oakeshott. Prices for this Oxford / Blackwell vary between $10 and $100. The current edition of the text, the 1996 Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought edited by Richard Tuck is easily found in paperback, but again I’d prefer a cloth bound edition. There was issued a hardback edition of Tuck’s Cambridge in its first year, but this seems to be scarce today ranging from $190 to $480 in the used category. Looks like I may have to go with a slightly soiled Oxford / Blackwell for now.


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