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Sir James George Frazer Autograph Letter Signed (ALS) to Mrs. Oppenheim on the death of her husband, Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim
London: Sir James George Frazer, 1919. No binding. Fine. PERSONAL CONDOLENCE LETTER TO A FAMILY FRIEND'S WIFE Autograph Letter Signed. Was folded, now flat two pages, 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Dated No. 1 Brick Court, Temple, London, E.C. 4,11th October 1919. A letter of condolence to Mrs. Oppenheim on the death of her husband, Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim, a renowned German jurist. It reads in part: "we counted him among our best friends in Cambridge. It was always a pleasure to meet him, he was always so bright, so cheerful and so interesting." [With original envelope.] Personal letters are highly collectable and desired as they show a deeper level of insight into the person and this one is no exception. Sir James George Frazer (1854-1941) Cambridge, Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. Author of The Golden Bough (1890). Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim (1858-1919) is regarded by many as the father of the modern discipline of international law, especially the hard legal positivist school of thought. He inspired Joseph Raz and Prosper Weil. Oppenheim was born in Windecken near Frankfurt, Germany and educated at the Universities of Berlin, Gottingen, Heidelberg and Leipzig. In 1881 he obtained his PhD of Law at the University of Gottingen. Then he completed his Habituation at Freiburg (Breisgau). He moved to the United Kingdom in 1895, acquired citizenship in 1900 and lived there until his death. Oppenheim first lectured at the London School of Economics and in 1908 became the Whewell Professor of International Law in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of the internationally renowned International Law: A Treatise, the first edition of which was published in 1905-1906. The eighth edition of the part on peace was edited by Sir Hersch Lauterpacht; the ninth and most recent edition of the same part was co-edited by Sir Robert Jennings and Sir Arthur Watts. The work is still considered a standard text of International Law Frazer's The Golden Bough documents and details similar magical and religious beliefs across the globe. Frazer posited that human belief progressed through three stages: primitive magic, replaced by religion, in turn replaced by science.
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