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De Veritate Religionis Christionae

By Hugo Grotius

1700 - Oxoniae - E Theatro Sheldoniano Impensis Ant. Piesley Bibliop

6.75" by 4.25", [6], 296pp

 


 

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A leather-bound 1700 edition of the still in print De veritate religionis Christianae.

Bound in leather with blind embossed detail

In Latin and Greek

Hugo Grotius, also known as Huig de Groot or Hugo de Groot, (1583  1645) worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic. With Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, theologian, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet.

While in Paris from 1621, Grotius set about rendering into Latin prose a work which he had compiled in prison, providing rudimentary yet systematic arguments for the truth of Christianity. (Showcasing Grotius' skill as a poet, the earlier Dutch version of the work, Bewijs van den waren Godsdienst (pub. 1622), was written entirely in didactic verse.) The Latin work was first published in 1627 as De veritate religionis Christianae.

CONDITION

The binding is generally firm with the text block partially split in a couple of places. There is wear to the extremities including bumping and loss to the leather. There is a 1" crack to the top of the front outer hinge. The inner hinges are strained and the rear board is attached by the cords only. Internally there is the occasional spot or tide mark.There are a number of ink annotations to the front paste down and some very small red ink splashes to the rear paste down and final page only. Overall the condition of the book is good only.

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