Rare Nineteeth-Century Italian Treatise on Natural Law Caputi, Nicola. Elementi del Diritto di Natura e Delle Genti: Compilati ed in Due Libri Divisi. Bari: Libreria e Stamperia Capasso, 1840. [iv], 179,  pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary quarter pebbled cloth over marbled boards, gilt title and fillets to spine. Binding lightly cocked, light wear to spine ends and corners, which are lightly bumped. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing and heavier dampstaining to a few leaves, light soiling to title page, which has small early owner signature. $750. * Only edition. This interesting treatise on the elements of natural law by a cleric and seminary instructor was published during the politically fertile period between the Congress of Vienna and the Revolutions of 1848. It is divided into two books. The first deals with individual rights and responsibilities and addresses such topics as law, religion, contracts, marriage, trade and gambling. The second part addresses political matters, principally international law, sovereignty, and the laws of war. OCLC locates 1 copy (at UC Berkeley Law School). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
Book number 71279