A Treatise on Government

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by Aristotle

First published in 1776, William Ellis's translation of Aristotle's Politics was the first English version to appear since 1597, and the first to be translated directly from the Greek. According to Lowndes, it is "a faithful and perspicuous" version. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Aristotle

Title: A Treatise on Government

Publication Info: London: T. Payne, 1778.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary speckled calf bordered with single gilt fillet, spine elaborately gilt in compartments between raised bands, red morocco label lettered in gilt. Purchased from Abelard Books.


  1. Moss I, 177. Lowndes I, 68. Bruggemann I, 1 85.