De Veritate Religionis Christianæ [Christianae]. Cum Notulis Joannis Clerici ; Accesserunt Ejusdem de Eligenda inter Christianos Dissentientes Sententia, et Contra Indifferentiam Religionum Libri Duo.
Editio Novissima, ex Collatione Optimorum Exemplarium Emendata. London, F. Wingrave, 1804. Small Octavo. XVI, 315 pages. Hardcover / Modern half leather with marbled-paper-covered boards and new endpapers. Recently rebound by our favourite bookbindery in Germany. The Volume is now in protective Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. From the library of Daniel Conner (Connerville / Manch House), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown.
Hugo Grotius (1583 – 1645) is often touted as the “Father of International Law”.
Grotius influenced thinkers like John Locke with his ideas of international law as natural law, or principles derived inherently from the human nature or human reason. Grotius also wrote extensively on maritime law and the law of war.
Grotius composed a poem titled “Bewijs van den waren godsdienst” in a prison cell in 1620 after having been arrested by Prince Mauris. This didactic poem, whose title translates as “Proof of the True Religion,” was first published in 1622 as a defense of Christianity against other religions and atheism. The Latin version of this poem, De Veritate Religionis Christianae (″On the Truth of the Christian Religion”), was later published in 1640.” The work contains six “books” with the first three touting the merits of Christianity, and the last three attacking paganism, Judaism, and Islam, respectively. (Source: The Wolf Law Library)