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    Johann Kaspar Bluntschli. Geschichte des Allgemeinen Statsrechts und der Politik. Seit dem sechzehnten Jahrhundert bis zur Glegenwart. Zweite auflage. Geschichte der Wissenschaten in Deutschland. Neure Zeit. Erster Band. Munich: J. G. Cotta, 1867. Krown & Spellman retail: $125. 8vo. xvi,667pp. Contemporary 1/2 sheep over marbled boards, label on spine, spine ends worn, hinges rubbed, stamp of "Bibl. Gymn. Maxim. Mon" with withdrawal stamp, some foxing. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Bluntschli, (1808-1881), Swiss jurist and politician... "he became the champion of the moderate conservative party. Fascinated by the metaphysical views of the philosopher Friedrich Rohmer (1814-1856), a man who attracted little other attention, he endeavoured in Psychologische Studien ber Staat und Kirche (1844) to apply them to political science generally, and in particular as a panacea for the constitutional troubles of Switzerland. Bluntschli, shortly before his death, remarked, I have gained renown as a jurist, but my greatest desert is to have comprehended Rohmer. This philosophical essay, however, coupled with his uncompromising attitude towards both radicalism and ultramontanism, brought him many enemies, and rendered his continuance in the council, of which he had been elected president, impossible. He resigned his seat, and on the overthrow of the Sonderbund in 1847, perceiving that all hope of power for his party was lost, took leave of Switzerland with the pamphlet Stimme eines Schweizers itber die Bundesre form (1847), and settled at Munich, where he became professor of constitutional law in 1848." [EB 11th ed.]

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