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Medows, Philip
Observations Concerning the Dominion and Sovereignty of the Seas: Being an Abstract of the Marine Affairs of England. Wing M1567. Quarto
The influential treatise written by a seasoned diplomat revisiting the debate between Grotius and Selden over freedom of the seas, foreshadowing modern practice and called "the best book against . . . English claims to the sovereignty of the sea". Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine gilt lettered, occasional very light browning, with the license leaf before the title; the Taussig copy. Printed by Edw. Jones; and sold by Samuel Lowndes [etc.], London, 1689.
Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]

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