First Edition of Wheaton's History of the Law of Nations Wheaton, Henry [1785-1848]. Histoire des Progres du Droit des Gens en Europe Depuis la Paix de Westphalie Jusqu'a Congres de Vienne. Avec un Precis Historique du Droit des Gens Europeen Avant la Paix de Westphalie. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1841. x, 462 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter morocco over cloth, raised bands, gilt title and blind ornaments to spine. Some rubbing and faint water stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, rear joint just starting at head, corners bumped. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampspotting in a few places, early owner initials to title page. $450. * First edition. Wheaton published this landmark treatise when he was the American envoy in Berlin. The first English-language edition, History of the Law of Nations in Europe and America, was published in New York in 1845. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7209.
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