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Item #79438 Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English. Manuscript, Eugenia Maria de Hostos, AF Hunt, Jr.
Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...
Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...
Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...
Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...
Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...
Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...

Corrected Typescript of Constitutional Science: Being the English...

An Unpublished English Translation of an Important Spanish-Language Work on Constitutional Law [Manuscript]. Hostos, Eugenia Maria de [1839-1903]. Hunt, A[lbert]. F[rancis]., Jr. [1872-1947], Translator. Constitutional Science: Being the English Version of a Work Entitled "Lecciones De Derecho Constitucional" by Eugenio M. de Hostas. Nahant, Massachusetts and Mt. Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, May 16 (?), 1939. Two volumes. [i], 229; [i], 258 ff. Folio (11" x 7-3/4"). Typescript bound in stiff textured paper covers with metal brads. Rubbing and light wear to extremities, moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, first two leaves of Vol. I loosening. Manuscript corrections, additions and redactions in ink and pencil to several leaves in each volume. $3,000. * As the title indicates, this is a lightly corrected manuscript of an English translation of Lecciones de Derecho Constitucional, first published in Santo Domingo in 1887. Hostos was an educator, writer, activist and one of Latin America's first sociologists. After studying law and philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid, he became a vigorous advocate for Puerto Rican and Cuban independence and an anti-slavery and anti-colonial activist. He also made immense contributions to educational philosophy and pedagogy throughout his career. Lecciones de Derecho Constitucional is a collection of lectures given by Hostos on constitutional theory. The lectures discuss the development and implementation of constitutional law around the world. In his discussion of the United States, he references The Federalist, Story's Commentaries on the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Hunt graduated from New York University Law School in 1898 and opened a law practice, Hunt & Ingle, in the city after graduation. By 1906, he was living in Puerto Rico, but had returned to Massachusetts by 1935. He was an avowed admirer of Hostos, whom he described as "a political philosopher who lived before his time, but whose timeless ideas are sadly needad [sic] by the world today" in an article commemorating the centenary of Hostos's birth. He is described in the article's byline as a jurist and the translator of two other works by Hostos (Moral Social and Sociologia). As far as we can tell, none of Hunt's translations were pu.

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