Memoirs touchant les ambassadeurs et les ministres publics.
Par L.M.P. (= Le Ministre Prissonnier). A Cologne (= La Haye) : chez Pierre du Marteau (= J. & D. Steucker), 1676. Contemp. calf binding with gilt spine. ,600 pp. Small 8vo. Upper spine bit damaged. Else very good copy. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - First edition of work written by Abraham de Wicquefort (1598-1682), Dutch diplomat, in prison. It deals with the political immunity of Wicquefort, who was imprisoned beween 1675 and 1679. Also with the court case of the Dutch lawyer Gerbrant Sas from The Hague, who was employed at the Court of The Hague in the service of English merchants. After wounding an opponent on the street, he was prosecuted, but got acquitted under the (political) pressure of the States-General. Rare. Reprinted in 1677. Cf. Brunet Suppl. II, 946; Berridge. Diplomatic theory from Machiavelli to Kissinger (2001), p. 102, note 5; Ciorabescu III, C3144.
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Keywords: RECHT, Wicquefort, Abraham de (1598-1682).