A Treatise of Captures in War.
An Adaptation of Bynkershoek Lee, Richard. [Bynkershoek, Cornelis van (1673-1743)]. A Treatise of Captures in War. London: Printed for W. Sandby, 1759. viii, 264 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent paper-covered boards, contrasting spine with morocco lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, front and rear joints just starting at foot. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves at the beginning and end of text. $750. * First edition. This is an annotated translation of the first book of Bynkershoek's Quaestionum Juris Publici (1737). Bynkershoek considers questions dealing with international law and the customs of war. "De Rebus Bellicus," its most important chapter, addresses the customs of war on land and sea. Notably humane, it condemns actions against civilians and advocates the fair treatment of prisoners of war. Beginning with Lord Mansfield, scholars have considered this to be his greatest work. A second edition was published in 1803. English Short-Title Catalogue T112924.
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