London, 1655. First English translation. The First English Translation of Grotius Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. [Barksdale, Clement (1609-1687), Editor and Translator]. The Illustrious Hugo Grotius: Of the Law of Warre and Peace, With Annotations. III. Parts. And Memorials of the Author's Life and Death. London: Printed by T. Warren, For William Lee, 1655. [lxxx], [ii], 660, [82 of 92] pp. Lacking index. Two-page list of biblical references misbound at beginning of text after [p. lxxx]. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Eight-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, early rebacking with raised bands and gilt title, repairs to corners, hinges mended. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, some edgewear and minor tears to preliminaries, repair to fore-edge of frontispiece (with no loss to text). Underlining and annotations in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front free endpaper. A scarce title. $2,000. * Reissue of the first English translation, 1654, one of two from 1655, the other with a cancel title page identifying the editor as "C.B." First published in 1625 De Jure Belli et Pacis, this momentous work describes situations in which war is a valid tool of law enforcement and outlines principles for the use of force. Though based on Christian natural law, Grotius advances the novel argument that his system would still be valid if it lacked a divine basis. In this regard he points to the future by moving international law in a secular direction. Barksdale's annotated translation, the first in English, appeared in 1654. It includes an original biographical sketch of the author. Barksdale edited this work considerably and added numerous annotations to add a stronger Christian component. These editorial changes reflect contemporary debates about the nature of foreign policy and the roles of civil and ecclesiastical authority. English Short-Title Catalogue R16252. Ter Meulen and Diermanse, Bibliographie de Grotius 628. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Illustrious Hugo Grotius, Of the Law of ...
Publication Date: 1655
Illustrator: London, 1655. First English translation
Book Description 2013. ISBN-13: 9781616192792 ISBN-10: 1616192798 (illustrator). ISBN-13: 9781616192792 ISBN-10: 1616192798. English Translation by Clement Barksdale, With a New Introduction by William E. Butler Grotius, Hugo Barksdale, Clement (translator) Butler, William, E. (New Introduction) The Illustrious Hugo Grotius Of the Law of Warre and Peace: with Annotations, III Parts, and Memorials of the Author's Life and Death. Originally published: London: Printed by T. Warren, for William Lee., 1655. xiv (v-xiv new Introduction), [lxxv], 660, [xc] pp. English Translation by Clement Barksdale. Reprinted 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616192792. ISBN-10: 1616192798. With a new introduction by William E. Butler, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law School, University College London, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Hardcover. New. $65. * Reprint of the first English translation of De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625). In this momentous work Grotius describes situations in which war is a valid tool of law enforcement and outlines principles for the use of force. Though based on Christian natural law, Grotius advances the novel argument that his system would still be valid if it lacked a divine basis. In this regard he points to the future by moving international law in a secular direction. Barksdale's translation, the first in English, includes an original biographical sketch of Grotius. This edition "is perceived to be part of a larger movement in England aimed partly at setting out an ideological alternative to reformation proposals under discussion and to clarifying the relations between civil and ecclesiastical authority in England" (Butler, xii). HUGO GROTIUS [1583-1645] a pre-eminent contributor to international legal doctrine, was an influential Dutch jurist, philosopher, and theologian. Grotius is also known for Mare Liberum (1609), which argues against territorial sovereignty of the seas. Seller Inventory # 59260
Book Description The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9781616192792
Book Description The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2013. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG1616192798