Collected Works of Gentili Gentili, Alberico [1552-1608]. Opera Omnia in Pluros Tomos Distributa. Naples: Ex Typographia Joannis Gravier, 1770. Two volumes. [xii], 538, ; 558,  pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary vellum, blind rules and large central arabesques to boards, title panels to spine, edges rouged, early vellum repair to lower half of spine of Volume II, ribbon markers. A few minor scuffs, spine ends and corners bumped, front hinge of Volume I cracked, minor worming to rear endleaves of Volume II. Very light toning, light foxing in places. A handsome set. $2,950. * Only edition of the only volumes published. These two volumes were part of a projected collected-works edition of the great Anglo-Italian jurist and diplomat. Widely considered Grotius's most important predecessor, he was the "first true scholar and writer on modern international law as the law of the community of states" (Walker). Volume I contains De Iure Belli, Libri Tres, one of his principal works, and De Armis Romanis. Volume II has one title: Ad Titulum D. de Verborum Significatione Commentarius, a commentary on Book 50, Title 16 from the Digest of Justinian, a glossary of legal terms and legal interpretations of words like "city" and "child." OCLC locates 11 copies, 7 in North America, 6 in law libraries (George Washington University, Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 518.
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