London: A. Millar, et al, 1754. First English edition. 8vo, [xii],368, , includes index and errata in rear; contemporary mottled calf with gilt borders and spine rules, red leather label. The rear endpaper has an unidentified handwritten ten-line poem "On the Death of Grotius"; ink signature rubbed off from front endpaper; binding edges rubbed, hinges tender; spine with wear, especially at ends, and some flaking. Item #205840
Originally published in French, this was the first proper biography of Grotius, the great Dutch-born philosopher and legal scholar whose legacy had a profound impact on the modern notions of international law.