Comprehensive Victorian-Era Treatise on International Law Wildman, Richard [1802-1881]. Institutes of International Law. Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, 1850. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Later three-quarter morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands, shelf number and gilt title, publication date and institution name to spine, endpapers renewed, cloth hinges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, small institution stamps to rear pastedown. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, embossed institution stamp to Volume I title page, marking to its verso, embossed stamps to following two leaves, tiny chip to foot of dedication leaf. $250. * Only American edition, a reissue of the only London edition (1849-1850). Wildman's comprehensive history and overview of the 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 title was part of the Law Library series issued by Johnson. Not in Cohen.
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