A Handsome Copy of One of the Great Landmarks of International Law Suarez, Francisco [1548-1617]. Tractatus de Legibus, Ac Deo Legislatore, In Decem Libros Distributus. Naples: Ex Typis Fibrenianis, 1872. 2 volumes. [vi], 378; [iv], 680 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities with negligible wear to spine ends and corners, owner bookplates (of Gilbert Picot) to front pastedowns, light toning to interiors. A very handsome set. $750. * Suarez, a theologian and jurist who wrote treatises on political philosophy, the state and sovereignty, was one of the greatest thinkers produced by the Jesuit order. First published in 1612, his Tractatus de Legibus, Ac Deo Legislatore is a landmark work that proposes a natural law basis for the law of nations. It was a significant influence on the work of Grotius and Pufendorf.
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