Classic Texts – 17th Century

  1. Bacon. New Atlantis New York, 1901. [Orig 1624]
  2. Bacon, Francis. Novum Organum: Or, True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature. 1844. [Orig: 1620]
  3. Blount, Henry. A Voyage into the Levant. London, 1650.
  4. The Book of Common Prayer… for the Use of the Church of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1637.
  5. Boyle, Robert. The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle. 1772. [Orig 1650s-1691]
  6. Brantome, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de. The Book of the Ladies. London, 1899. (Orig: written before 1614).
  7. Bunyan, John. The Pilgrims Progress. 1881. [Orig: 1678]
  8. Campanella. City of the Sun. New York, 1901. [Orig 1602]
  9. Charles V, Emperor. Correspondence of The Emperor Charles V… with a Connecting Narrative and Biographical Notices…Bradford, William, ed. London, 1850.
  10. Cervantes, Miguel. The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote. 1784 translation [orig. 1605 & 1615]. 1847 translation.
  11. Cromwell, Oliver. Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches. …  volume 2. London, 1845.
  12. Descartes, Rene. Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting Reason. 1910. [Orig: 1637]
  13. __________. The Meditations and Selections from the Principles. 1903. [Orig: 1641]
  14. Evelyn, John. The Diary of John Evelyn, vol. 1: 1620-1646; … vol. 2: 1647-1676. … Vol. 3: 1677-1706. London, 1907. [Orig. 1818]
  15. Filmer, Sir Robert. The Anarchy of a Limited or Mixed Monarchy. 1648.
  16. __________. Patriarchia, or, The Natural Power of Kings. London, 1884. [Orig: 1680].
  17. __________. The Free-Holders Grand Inquest, Observations upon Forms of Government. London, 1680.
  18. Fontenelle, Berrnard le Bovier, M. de. Conversations on the plurality of worlds. 1809. [Orig 1686]
  19. Galileo Galilei. The Sidereal Messenger. 1880 [Orig. 1610]
  20. Galileo Galilei. Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences. 1914 [Orig. 1665]
  21. Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, ed. Parliamentary Debates in 1610. From the Notes of a Member of the House of Commons. London: The Camden Society, 1862.
  22. __________. Debates in the House of Commons in 1625. London: The Camden Society, 1873.
  23. Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Christoph von. The Adventurous Simplicissimus. London, 1912. [Orig 1668]
  24. Grotius, Hugo. The Rights of War and Peace. 1901. [Orig: 1625]
  25. Harvey, William. The works of William Harvey. 1847. [Orig 1600-1657]
  26. Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan. Cambridge, 1904. [Orig: London, 1651.]
  27. Hobbes. The Treatise on Human Nature and that on Liber and Necessity. 1812. [Orig 1650]
  28. James I, King of England. The Works of the Most High and Mighty Prince, James…King of Britain, Ireland, and France, defender of the Faith, etc. 1616. (Reprinted as The Political Works of James I, 1918).
  29. __________.  Demonology. [Orig 1597]
  30. The King James Bible. 1617 ed.
  31. Locke, John. Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Books II & IV. 1917….1836
  32. __________. Of the Conduct of Understanding. 1901.
  33. __________. Thoughts Concerning Education. 1693.
  34. __________. Two Treatises on Government. 1728….1821.
  35. Mun, Thomas. England’s Benefit and Advantage by Foreign Trade Plainly Demonstrated. 1698 [1664]. 1895 ed.
  36. Newton, Isaac. Principia. Cambridge: Macmillan & Co, 1863.
  37. __________. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. 1729.
  38. __________. Chronology. 1728.
  39. Pascal, Blaise. Thoughts. New York, 1910. [Orig: 1669]
  40. Pepys, Samuel. Diary of Samuel Pepys, vol. 1. 1892.
  41. Shakespeare, William. The Complete Works, 16 volumes.
  42. Spinoza, [Baruch] Benedictus de. Tractatus Theologico-politicus. 1868. [Orig. 1677]
  43. Sydney, Algernon James Ralph. Of the Use and Abuse of Parliaments: Two Discourses. London, 1744 …. Vol. 2: 1750. [Orig: 1660].

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