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Principes du droit naturel.

Burlamaqui, Jean Jacques.

Published by Chez Barrillot & fils, Geneve, 1747
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First edition of this lucid examination of the philosophy of natural law, written by a Swiss jurist. The Encyclopaedia Britannica says of Burlamaqui that "his fundamental principle may be described as rational utilitarianism" (IV, 836); his writings served as important source material for the political theory underpinning the Declaration of Independence. This may be a later issue of the 1747 first edition; the last line of p. 7 here begins with "de l'esprit" and the first line of p. 223 with "tage au pr?judice." A companion volume to the present work, Principes du droit politique, was to be printed posthumously in 1754 and it is not present here ? this volume being a very satisfactory stand-alone, arriving at a conclusion describing the "heureux accord de la lumi?re Naturelle & R?v?l?e." (Conceiving of the two works as vols. I and II of a larger whole is an anachronism in period to 1766 when de Felice was to bring them together for the first time.) 4to (24.3 cm, 9.55"). XXIV, 352 pp. Not in Brunet. Recent quarter calf over marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather labels and gilt-stamped decorations in compartments. Pages age-toned, with light foxing in spots; outer and lower edges of title-page showing offsetting from original turn-ins. Bookseller Inventory # 19006

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Title: Principes du droit naturel.

Publisher: Chez Barrillot & fils, Geneve

Publication Date: 1747

Edition: 1st Edition

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