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DE JURE NATURAE ET GENTIUM LIBRI OCTO. Bound with ERIS SCANDICA, qua adversus libros de jure naturali et gentium objecta diluuntur.
Frankfurt am Main sumptibus Friderici Knochii Joannis Philippi Andreae. SECOND EDITON OF DE JURE GENTIUM 1684 and FIRST EDITION OF ERIS SCANDICA 1686. TEXT IN LATIN AND SOME TEXT IN GREEK. Thick 4to, approximately 200 x 170 mm, 8 x 6¾ inches, both volumes bound together in full hard vellum, all edges red, vellum covers slightly bowed, ink title on spine mostly rubbed away, pages slightly trimmed. DE JURE NATURAE: LACKS PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE, REPLACED WITH A GOOD TIPPED IN FACSIMLE. Pages: [16]. 1-1344, [18] - index and errata, title page printed red and black. Occasional very pale age-browning, occasional light foxing and small brown mark, some misnumbering, catchwords and signatures correct, last 2 leaves of index have pale browning, occasional turning crease, otherwise very good condition. ERIS SCANDICA: pages: [12], 1-420, [4] - index and errata, 2 leaves in the prelims have the top margin neatly repaired, not affecting text, pale staining to pages 194-200, occasional pale age-browning and spotting, otherwise a very good copy. Both books in very good condition, (De Jure Naturae lacking portrait as noted). There was a copy of the first edition in the John Adams library. Samuel von Pufendorf (1632 – 1694) was a German jurist, political philosopher, economist and historian. He was ennobled in 1684 by Charles XI of Sweden a few months before his death at age 62. Among his achievements are his commentaries and revisions of the natural law theories of Thomas Hobbes and Hugo Grotius. Pufendorf was familiar to American political writers such as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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