This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...to trade with their mother country, are now under the dominion of Great Britain. The political machinery by which those re-sources are ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...to trade with their mother country, are now under the dominion of Great Britain. The political machinery by which those re-sources are managed, the form of government in the Netherlands, bears a close resemblance to that of Britain. A king possessed of all the executive authority; two Houses of Parliament possessed of all the legislative; the Sovereign's inviolability; the responsibility of his Ministers, --sufficiently point out the model according to which the whole has been constructed. At the same time, several weighty distinctions occur--so weighty, indeed, as to render this general similarity more formal than substantial. One leading distinction is the existence of provincial States, whose office it is to superintend the execution of the laws in their several districts, the expenditure of local magistrates, of religious functionaries; to take charge of the public works, and, what is more important than all, to elect the members of the lower House of Parliament, a third of whom are thus changed annually, the States themselves being filled up by the people. This lower House of Parliament, so differently nominated, differs equally from our House of Commons in. its functions and dignity. The members accept a petty salary (two hundred and twenty pounds), they can originate no motion, their number is small, their influence compara. It is 110 only; 55 are chosen from the northern province, as many from the southern_in the following proportions: --North Brabant 7 Gelderland 6 Holland 22 Utrecht 3 Friesland 5 Overyssel 4 Groningen 4 Dronthe I South Brabant 8 Limburg 4 Liege 6 East Flanders 10 West Flanders 8 Hainaut 8 Zealand 3 Namur 2 Antwerp 5 Luxemburg 4 I44 THE NETHERLANDS. tively inconsiderable. The upper house is still more strongly contrasted with our Hou...
Very good. This First Edition HARDBACK, James Gowans & Sons, Philadelphia, 1897 has a sang-de-boeuf cloth cover with gilt lettering to the spine. There is a little wear to the head and heal of the spine. The hinges and corners are all sound. This is one of a limited edition of 1, 000 copies. There is ageing and spotting to the endpapers. The main text has some ageing but the text is clear and unmarked. The pages are hand cut. There is a photograph of a bust of Thomas Carlyle facing the title page with the original tissue guard. The title page has the name S. C. Wiltshire on it in a rather nice hand. The book size is 6.25" w x 9" h with 297 pages. The forward is by R. S. Crockett. A black and white facsimile is available at the cost of $134 plus. Have the real thing rather than a tacky copy.
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