A Scarce Cuban Textbook on the Philosophy of Law Bachiller y Morales, Antonio [1812-1889]. Elementos De La Filosofia Del Derecho O Curso De Derecho Natural. Havana: Imprenta del Tiempo, 1857. xiii, 164,  pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary tree sheep, raised bands, gilt ornaments and red and black lettering pieces to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, minor wear to spine ends and corners, a few minor scuffs to boards, faint tape residue near foot of spine, front hinge cracked. Moderate browning and light foxing to text, internally clean. A nice copy. $950. * Only edition. This is a thirty-lesson course on the philosophy of law by an essential figure in Cuban culture and Cuban bibliography (Cuba's Librarian Day is celebrated on his birthday). He studied at the Seminary of San Carlos and earned degrees in civil and canon law at the University of Havana, where he became dean of the Faculty of Philosophy. Jose Marti wrote that talking to Bachiller y Morales was like having access to the library in Alexandria. OCLC locates 13 copies, 8 in North America, 2 of them in law libraries (Harvard and Notre Dame). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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