First Edition of Vattel's Classic on International Law[Emerich] de Vattel. Le Droit des Gens. Ou, Principes de la loi Naturelle, Appliqués à la Conduite et aux Affaires des Nations et des Souverains. London: 1758.
First edition. Two quarto volumes. , [i]-xxvi, , 541, ; , 375,  pages.
Contemporary full mottled calf with five raised bands. Ruled compartments and decoration in gilt. Leather spine labels with gilt titles. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges stained red. Bindings are rubbed with cracking joints and chipping to head and tail of backstrips. Some foxing, mainly to preliminary pages and page edges. Mild toning throughout. A classic work of international law, in very good condition.
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