Comprehensive Victorian-Era Treatise on International Law Wildman, Richard [1802-1881]. Institutes of International Law. London: William Benning & Co., 1849-1850. Two volumes in one. viii, 203; vi, 436 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Near-contemporary pebbled cloth, gilt-stamped library name to front board and foot of spine, gilt library insignia to rear board, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners lightly bumped, front hinge starting at head, library bookplate and small shelf label and bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Moderate toning, fold lines and brief early annotations in pencil to a few leaves, small library stamps to title page of Volume I and a few other leaves. $650. * Only edition. Wildman's comprehensive history and overview of the principles of international law provides an excellent summary of the field as it was understood by practicing lawyers in Great Britain during the mid-1800s. The volumes are sub-titled: International Rights in Time of Peace and International Rights in Time of War. This was reissued in Philadelphia in 1850. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:380.
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