The First Book-Length Biography of Grotius Burigny, M. de (Jean Levesque). The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius, Containing a Copious and Circumstantial History of the Several Important and Honourable Negotiations in Which he Was Employed; Together with a Critical Account of his Works. Written Originally in French. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1754. v, , 368,  pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled board, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, negligible small tear to head of spine, later bookseller (or auction house) description and early owner initials and shelf location number to front pastedown, hinges cracked, rear free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, later embossed institution stamp to title page. $750. * Only edition. Published in Amsterdam in 1754, Burigny's Vie de Grotius was the first book-length biography of the great Dutch jurist. Highly regarded when it was first published, it is still consulted today. English Short-Title Catalogue T113562.
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