The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, in Two Volumes: Burlamaqui, Jean Jacques; Thomas Nugent

The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, in Two Volumes

Burlamaqui, Jean Jacques; Thomas Nugent

Publication Date: 1792
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2 vols in 1 book. Boston, 1792. 1st American ed. The First American Edition of Burlamaqui, Boston 1792 Burlamaqui, J[ean] J[acques] [1694-1748]. Nugent, [Thomas] [1700?-1772], Translator. The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, In Two Volumes. Boston: Printed by Joseph Bumstead for John Boyle, 1792. viii, [20], 424 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary speckled sheep, rebacked in calf, gilt fillets and original lettering piece to spine, corners mended, endpapers retained. Light edgewear and a few shallow scuffs to boards, light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. A handsome copy. $1,500. * First American edition (title page states "Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged" in reference to the preceding London editions). Burlamaqui outlined a constitutional system based on principles similar to those of the American founding fathers. "Burlamaqui formulated the principles of popular sovereignty, of delegated power, of a constitution as a fundamental law, of a personal and functional separation of powers into three independent departments.and finally, he provided for an institutional guardian of the fundamental law" (Harvey). Burlamaqui's other great achievement was to put Pufendorf's theories into systematic form. Blackstone was among the many jurists influenced by this work. Marvin stated a general opinion when he observed that "his works are deservedly held in high esteem.": Legal Bibliography 162. Harvey, Jean Jacques Burlamaqui: A Liberal Tradition in American Constitutionalism 178-179. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7809. Bookseller Inventory # 65691

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Title: The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, ...

Publication Date: 1792

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: 2 vols in 1 book. Boston, 1792. 1st American ed.

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