MORE, Sir Thomas. Utopia: containing an impartial history of the manners, customs, polity, government &c. of that island… Oxford: T. Carnan, 1753.
12mo. Attractive later half brown calf, marbled boards, spine with gilt tooling and red morocco gilt lettering piece; pp. xxxii (xxxii misnumbered xxiv) + viii + 168 + , extra-illustrated with two portraits of More; a handsome little copy, very good indeed. Provenance: front pastedown with bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire pharmacist and bilbiophile: "A collector of books, in a delightful room at his home, white-painted bookshelves stacked high on all the available wall space show to advantage the hand-tooled leather bindings of a collection that has been acquired slowly and with discrimination over the years" (The Chemist and Druggist, 7 September, 1957).
Later edition of More's classic political fantasy, first published in Latin in 1516 and presented here in Gilbert Burnet's popular translation of 1684.