"The Father of International Law" Grotius, Hugo [1583 1645]. . De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, in quibus Jus Naturae & Gentium, item Juris Publici praecipua explicantur. Cum Annotatis Auctoris, ejusdemque Dissertatione de Mari Libero; ac Libello singularis de Aequitate, Indulgentia, & Facilitate: Nec non Joann. Frid. Gronovii V.C. Notis in totum opus de Jure Belli ac Pacis... Amsterdam: Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1735. 2 Volumes. Engraved portrait of Grotius in v. 1 on prelim.; added engraved title page on prelim.; , xxxix, , 534,  p. (the last leaf blank); , 539-1040, 43  pp. Complete. Modern vellum over cloth with hand lettered spine titles. An attractive, solid, well-preserved copy. $450. * Later edition. Latin text. First published in Paris in 1625. Of all his numerous works, this will always be considered Grotius' magnum opus, the work upon which his reputation most solidly rests. It earned him the designation as the "father of international law." The two principal topics treated are the legal obligations of human societies including those that have sovereign power, and the procedure for enforcing such duties and punishing violations of law. War was regarded as a type of law enforcement procedure akin to judicial remedies. Ter Muelen & Diermanse, Bibliographie des Ecrits Imprimes de Hugo Grotius 605.
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