Hugo Grotius’s De iure belli ac pacis: A Report on the Worldwide Census of the Fourth Edition (1632, Janssonius)

24 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2023 Last revised: 13 Apr 2023

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Edward Jones Corredera

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Pablo Nicolas Dufour

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Lara Muschel

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Emanuele Salerno

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Timothy Twining

University of Cambridge - Faculty of History

Mark Somos

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: January 20, 2023

Abstract

This is the fourth instalment of our census and study of the reception of the first nine editions of De iure belli ac pacis. Here we focus on the two versions that Johannes Janssonius issued in 1632, one with a copy of Mare liberum attached to it. This report outlines the place of the 1632 Janssonius edition in the context of his long-running rivalry with the printer Willem Blaeu and his firm. It then explores the typographical differences between the two issues, their causes, and their significance for our understanding of the reception of the text. Finally, it provides the preliminary results of the census concerning the circulation and provenance of the fifty-six copies of this edition that we have found. We hope that this research note on the preliminary results will attract interest in this edition and that readers will kindly inform us of further copies.

Keywords: De iure belli ac pacis, 1632 Janssonius, Mare liberum, census bibliography, book history, Johannes Janssonius

Suggested Citation

Jones Corredera, Edward and Dufour, Pablo Nicolas and Muschel, Lara Yuki and Salerno, Emanuele and Twining, Timothy and Somos, Mark, Hugo Grotius’s De iure belli ac pacis: A Report on the Worldwide Census of the Fourth Edition (1632, Janssonius) (January 20, 2023). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2023-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4331742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4331742

Edward Jones Corredera (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

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Pablo Nicolas Dufour

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Lara Yuki Muschel

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Emanuele Salerno

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Timothy Twining

University of Cambridge - Faculty of History ( email )

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Cambridge, CB3 9EF
United Kingdom

Mark Somos

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

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