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MARTENS, Georg Friedrich von (1756--1821)
[Primae lineae iuris gentium Europaearum practici. English. 1802]
A compendium of the law of nations, founded on the treaties and customs of the modern nations of Europe: to which is added, a complete list of all the treaties, conventions, compacts, declarations, &c. from the year 1731 to 1788, inclusive, indicating the several works in which they are to be found. By G.F. von Martens; translated, and the list of treaties &c. brought down to June, 1802. By William Cobbett.
London: published by Cobbett and Morgan, 1802.
xxxii, 454, [2] p. ; 22 cm. (8º)

G.F. von Martens's Primae lineae iuris gentium Europaearum practici was first published in Göttingen in 1775; this translation was made by Cobbett from the French edition, Précis du droit des gens modernes de l'Europe fondé sur les traités et l'usage, Paris, 1789 at the request of the United States government and first published in Philadelphia in 1775 as Summary of the law of nations. Advertisement for Cobbett's Weekly Political Register (q.v.) at end.

Binding C19th marbled calf, gilt roll-tooled beaded borders within gilt fillets, gilt-tooled corner ornaments, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label, marbled endpapers.

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