A collection of early publications on international law, including such works as a first edition of Mare Clausum Seu De Dominio Maris by John Seldon, the 1738 edition of The Rights of War and Peace by Hugo Grotius, and the 1792 edition of The Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.