6402. Philosophical tract on the "Loix naturelle"

CUMBERLAND, RICHARD. Traité philosophique des loix naturelles, ou l'on recherche et l'on établit, par la Nature des Choses, la forme de ces Loix, leurs principaux chefs, leur ordre, leur publication & leur obligation : on y réfute aussi les Elémens de la Morale & de la Politique de Thomas Hobbes... Traduit du latin par Monsieur Barbeyrac,... avec des notes du traducteur qui y a joint celles de la Traduction Angloise. Amsterdam (chez Pierre Mortier) 1744.

4:o. (2), (3), IV-XXVIII, (2), (1)-435, (9) pp. Engraved frontispiece (close cut in upper margin), title printed in red and black with engraved vignette.
Contemporary brown full calf, slightly worn, somewhat faded spine in five compartments, damaged at head, red edges. Some foxing (5 leaves harder). Old library duplicate stamp on verso of title, also an autographed annotation that Torgny Segerstedt has donated the book to Olle Herrlin as a memory of a disputation in 1942 on March the 29th. Old signature on title. Signature of Axek Nyblaeus on first endpaper.

First French edition, the English original was published London 1672.
Torgny Segerstedt (1876-1945), Swedish publicist and theologian (comparative religion), wellknown as a strong anti-nazi writer, and publisher of the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning.
Olof Herrlin (1914-1992), Bishop of Visby 1962 - 1980, one of the leaders of High Church movement in Church of Sweden.
Axel Nyblaeus (1821-1899), Swedish philosopher and academician, professor of philosophy in Lund from 1856.

"Donatorn av boken till Olof Herrlin var Torgny Segerstedt DEN YNGRE (1908-1999), son till den äldre. Segerstedt var då professor i filosofi vid Uppsala universitet och handledare vid Olle Herrlins avhandling vid teologiska fakulteten i Lund 1942. Segerstedt blev senare Rector Magnificus vid Uppsala universitet samt ledamot av Svenska akademin. Olof Herrlin disputerade en andra gång, då vid filosofiska fakulteten i Uppsala 1947"

Donor of the book wasTorgny Segerstedt the Younger (1908-1999), son of the publicist, professor of philosophy at the University of Uppsala, later a member of the Swedish Academy.