Wheaton, Henry [1785-1848]. Elements of International Law. Edited, with Notes, by Richard Henry Dana. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1866. Reprint. Birmingham: Legal Classics Library, 1991. xliv, 748 pp. Calf, decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Fine. $20. * "On his own merits Wheaton is clearly entitled to rank among the classics. Like Grotius, he embodied a happy combination of profound scholarship with a wide experience of diplomatic and public life, and his work further resembles that of Grotius in that it cannot be classified under the conventional labels of any doctrinal system. His insistence upon the fundamental principles of natural law is balanced by his analysis of practice as an immediate source of positive law.": H.A. Smith, Law Quarterly Review 307-308 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 584.
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