1718 Rare Book - On The Truth of the Christian Religion by Hugo Grotius.
Author : Grotius, Hugo.
Title : De Veritate Religionis Christianae. Ed. adcuratior, quam secundem recensuit, notulisque illustravit Johannes Clericus; cujas accessit De eligenda inter Christianos dissentientes sententia, liber unicus.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Hagae-Comitum (The Hague), apud Isaacum Vaillant, 1718.
Size : 6.5 " X 4.5 "
Pages : 368 pages
Binding : Attractive and good full calf leather binding (hinges worn and and scuffed but still tight, overall worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover.
Content : Good content (tight, light foxing and staining, name of a previous owner on top of title page - as shown).
Illustration : Including a very nice frontis illustration by Quineau.
Estimate: (USD 150 - USD 300)
The book : Rare and attractive 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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