Book #70997
Kent's Commentary on International Law, Revised with Notes and Cases. James Kent, John Thomas Abdy.
Kent's Commentary on International Law, Revised with Notes and Cases..
Kent's Commentary on International Law, Revised with Notes and Cases..

Kent's Commentary on International Law, Revised with Notes and Cases..

James Kent on International Law Kent, James [1763-1847]. Abdy, J[ohn] T[homas] [1822-1899], Editor. Kent's Commentary on International Law, Revised with Notes and Cases Brought Down to the Present Time. Cambridge: Deighton, Bell and Co.; London: Stevens and Sons, 1866. xx, 484, 12 pp. Main text followed by 12-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Original cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title and small early private-library shelf label to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, spine ends and corners bumped, early armorial bookplate (of Joshua Williams) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, presentation inscription,"From the Editor," to head of half-title. A very nice copy. $650. * First edition. Derived from Kent's Commentaries on American Law (1826-1830), these passages edited by Abdy comprise, in effect, the first American treatise on international law. A mature work of balanced judgment and precise and succinct presentation, it dismisses natural law in favor of a progressive positivism. A second edition was published in 1878. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:1088.

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