The Two Treatises
Locke’s two Treatises of Government1 were first published in 1689 but were only admitted by Locke to be his own work in a codicil to his will. This secrecy resulted in very inadequate revisions for later editions and it was only with the sixth edition in 1764 that a text approximating to Locke’s intentions became available. Mr P. Laslett has traced the complex history of the work and has provided a definitive text, including a collation with earlier editions.
- 1.P. Laslett (ed.), John Locke: Two Treatises of Government, 1960Google Scholar