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Leonardus Lessius Justice and Law 1617  

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De Iustitia et Iure Ceterisque Virtutibus Cardinalibus Libri Quatuor

Lessius, Leonardus

Venetiis [Venice]

Andream Baba



[66], 611, [14], 240, 57, [2]. Title page printed in black and red, with large printer's device; decorative initials. Text printed in two columns. Each of the separate treatises has its own title page with engraved printers device. (Folio) 31.5x22 cm (12¼x8½"), period full vellum, spine label lettered in gilt; speckled edges. 

Leonard Lessius (1554-1623) was professor of philosophy in Louvain, a famous exponent of scholastic philosophy. "De Iustitia et Iure" is his most important work, one of the earliest analysis of commercial practice especially on the ethics of economics. 

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Soiling to vellum, numerous minuscule wormholes at spine; interior sound with scattered light foxing, occasional faint dampstaining, some minor repair work to title page, a solid copy; very good.

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