1669 Rare Book - On The Truth of the Christian Religion by Hugo Grotius. De Veritate Religionis Christianae.
Author: Grotius, Hugo.
Title : De Veritate Religionis Christianae. Editio Novissima.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Amstelodami : Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1669.
Size: 5 " X 3 ".
Pages: 408 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, second blank page outer margin cut short - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown, few antique pen underlining from a previous owner to the last pages - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 500)
The book: Rare and attractive 17th-century edition of The Truth of the Christian Religion by Grotius - While in Paris, Grotius set about rendering into Latin prose a work which he had originally written as Dutch verse in prison, providing rudimentary yet systematic arguments for the truth of Christianity. The Dutch poem, Bewijs van den waren Godsdienst, was published in 1622, the Latin treatise in 1627, under the title De veritate religionis Christianae.
The author: Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645), was a Dutch jurist. Along with the earlier works of Francisco de Vitoria and Alberico Gentili, he laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. A teenage intellectual prodigy, he was born in Delft and studied at Leiden University. He was imprisoned for his involvement in the intra-Calvinist disputes of the Dutch Republic, but escaped hidden in a chest of books. Grotius wrote most of his major works in exile in France.
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