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The law of nature and nations: or, a general system of the most important principles of morality, jurisprudence, and politics. In eight books. Written in Latin by the Baron Pufendorf, Counsellor of State to his late Swedish Majesty, and the late King of Prussia. Done into English by Basil Kennet, D. D. sometime President of Corpus Christi College in Oxford. To which is prefix'd, M. Barbeyrac's prefatory discourse, containing An Historical and Critical Account of the Science of Morality, and the Progress it has made in the World, from the earliest Times down to the Publication of this Work. Done into English by Mr. Carew, of Lincoln's-Inn. To which are now added, all the large notes of M. Barbeyrac, translated from his fourth and last edition: together with large tables to the Whole.

  • Pufendorf, Samuel, Freiherr von, 1632-1694.
M.DCC.XLIX. [1749]
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De jure naturæ et gentium. English


London : printed for J. and J. Bonwicke, R. Ware, J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, T. Longman, R. Hett, C. Hitch, T. Osborne, J. Hodges, S. Austen, E. Wicksteed, E. Comyns, T. Waller, J. and J. Rivington, J. Ward, and M. Cooper, M.DCC.XLIX. [1749]

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[8],75,[13],232,241-528,521-528,529-667,672-883,[23]p. ; 20.


The fifth edition, carefully corrected.

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ESTC T141113



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