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Item #78752 De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632. Hugo Grotius.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.
De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.

De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres... Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1632.

1632 Blaeu Edition Endorsed by Grotius Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. De Iure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres. In Quibus Jus Naturae & Gentium, Item Juris Publici Praecipua Explicantur. Editio Nova ab Auctore ipso Recognita & Correcta: De qua Vide Pagina Frequenti. Amsterdam: Apud Guilielmum Blaeu, 1632. [xx], 421, [27] pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary vellum, yapp-style fore-edges, later calf lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, joints cracked, minor crack to fore-edge of front board, spine ends bumped, minor wear to corners, pastedowns loose and somewhat edgeworn, a few cracks to text block, binding slightly loose but secure. Light browning to interior, moderate edgewear, creases and a few minor tears to front endleaves, brief contemporary and later annotations and owner names to front free endpaper and title page, early underlining and annotations to a few leaves at beginning of text. $2,500. * Third edition, a reissue of the second edition, 1631, which includes corrections by Grotius. First published in Paris in 1625, this landmark work presented a system of international relations based on morality-based legal principles that superseded the laws of individuals or nations. As Carter and Muir point out in Printing and the Mind of Man, this basis, "which God can no more alter than a mathematical axiom, was the first expression of the droit naturel, the natural law which the great political theorists of the eighteenth century, and is the foundation of modern international law." Another edition, designated the third, was issued in 1632 by rival publisher Johannes Jansson. A low-priced reissue of the second edition, it was not authorized by Grotius, who denounced it as inaccurate in a notice on the verso of the title page of the Blaeu edition. The notice also states that Blaeu's is the correct version of his work. Carter and Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man 125 (citing first edition). Ter Muelen and Diermanse, Bibliographie des Ecrits Imprimes de Hugo Grotius 569.

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