Chitty's Edition of Vattel Vattel, Emmerich de. Chitty, Joseph Chitty. The Law of Nations; or Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns. From the French of Monsieur De Vattel. With Additional Notes and References by Edward D. Ingraham, Esq. Originally published: Philadelphia: T.& J.W. Johnson, 1854. lxvi, 656 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775010. ISBN-10: 1584775017. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * The Law of Nations outlined a plan for international law and diplomacy as we now know it. It set forth a system of international law that included principles of relationships between nations, international treaties, declarations of law and peace, rights and obligations of citizens and states, military service, and commerce among nations. The Law of Nations had a profound influence on the Founding Fathers, most notably George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Originally published in 1758, it was translated into English in 1760. This edition is based on a translation of the 1758 French original. Joseph Chitty, the distinguished English legal scholar, produced this edition to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. This is a reprint of the 1854 American edition of Chitty's edition with notes and references by Edward D. Ingraham. "It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising State make it necessary to frequently consult the Law of Nations." --Benjamin Franklin Emmerich de Vattel [1714-1767] was an international lawyer whose success with The Law of Nations led to his appointment as a diplomatic councilor to the court of Frederick Augustus II of Saxony. Joseph Chitty [1775-1841] was one of the greatest barristers, teachers and legal authors of the nineteenth century. His treatises on contracts and criminal law were standard works in Great Britain and the United States.
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