New York: No publisher, 1871. First Edition. No Binding. Very good+ condition. Item #011712
Two page letter, handwritten and signed by Francis Lieber. Folded several times to fit in an envelope. On printed letterhead "No Right Without Its Duties. No Duty Without Its Rights." Dear Sir, You are laying me under very great obligation. The seven gray copies of the Blatter have arrived. I thank you. As to the paper of German journals, it is, at present very much superior to that of the American papers. A propos! Are you aware that the first London publishers sent their works to Leipzig, to be printed, and returned, the whole edition, to London? It is one of the brightest illustrations of the blessings of and humanity of Free Trade. I cannot ask, not even suggest to Longfellow or any one else to translate my ode. Longfellow would do it well I think. That idea of a double star is an old one with me. I often used to call, in my lectures in S. C. Coll., Washington and orange the stella[?] duplex in the firmament of history - Bat Orange is the higher. I send by mail a trifle, your obedt [signed] Francis Lieber." German-American jurist and political philosopher. Aside from being the first American to take the title of political scientist, he is most widely known as the author of the Lieber Code during the American Civil War, or General Order No. 100, also known as Code for the Government of Armies in the Field (1863), which laid the foundation for conventions governing the conduct of troops during wartime.