The Life of the Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius; Containing A Copious and Circumstantial History of the several Important and Honourable Negotiations In which he was employed; Together with A Critic Account of his Works. . de Burigny, Jean Levesque.

The Life of the Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius; Containing A Copious and Circumstantial History of the several Important and Honourable Negotiations In which he was employed; Together with A Critic Account of his Works. . .

London: A. Millar, et al, 1754. First English edition. 8vo, [xii],368, [20], 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.

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