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PUFENDORF, Sam. L. B. De Jure Naturae et Gentium Libri Octo… Tomus Primus [Tertius]… Eris Scandica, qua adversus libros de jure naturali et gentium objecta diluunturFrancofurti & Lipsiae, Ex Officina Knochiana, 1759

4 Vols. Small folio; Contemporary binding in boards, written titles on the spine;

I: Frontispiece, pp. XXXII (incl. Title page), 327; II: pp. 434; III: pp. 231 ; IV : Eris Scandica, Title page + pp. 282.Frontispiece with portrait by Antonio Baratti, copper Vignette on Title page of the I vol., woodcut Initials, Headpieces, Finals. Text on two columns.
Important and rare illustrated edition of the major work on the international law of Puffendorf. In this edition also it added, in vol. IV, the Eris Scandica, a miscellany of polemical essays written in response to violent attacks to De Jure in Sweden and Germany for the separation, which he supported, of natural law from theology.

«Samuel Pufendorf, in his great systematic treatise on natural and international law, began by taking exception to Grotius's opinion that morals and mathematics are not equally certain. Nor was this ideal of demonstration confined to law and politics. It was extended to all branches of social study, producing the systems of natural religion and rational ethics that prevailed throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Finally, it produced the systems of natural economy that continued to pass as economic science well into the nineteenth century. It would be impossible to exaggerate the importance that these conceptions had in the early modern development of social studies»

(George H. Sabine, A History of Political Theory, pp. 395).
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International Rights. De Jure Naturae et Gentium

Estimate €2,500 - €2,800Dec 28, 2016
Starting Price €1,000
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