Book #54150
Geschichte des Altgermanischen und Namentlich Altbairischen. Georg Ludwig Maurer.

Geschichte des Altgermanischen und Namentlich Altbairischen...

With Four Woodcuts, Two Full-Page Maurer, Georg Ludwig [1790-1872]. Geschichte des Altgermanischen und Namentlich Altbairischen Oeffentlich-Muendlichen Gerichtsverfahrens, Dessen Vortheile, Nachtheile und Untergang in Deutschland Ueberhaupt und in Baiern Indesondere. Heidelberg: Akademische Buchhandlung von J.C.B. Mohr, 1824. xviii, 362 pp. Three plates with four woodcuts, two cuts full-page. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary speckled boards, lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Light wear to spine ends and corners, a few partial cracks to text block. Toning, light foxing to a few leaves. Small early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location label to foot of spine, shelf number to front pastedown in fine hand, small stamp to verso of title page. An attractive copy. $450. * Only edition. This is an interesting, historically grounded study of German criminal and civil procedure. A valuable work for legal historians, a facsimile edition was issued in 1965 by O. Zeller. Three of the woodcuts depict court scenes, the fourth is an allegorical (?) woodland court with animals. In this image a fox is being led to the gallows for his murder of a hen. (A lion is the judge, the executioner is a cat.) All of the images are discussed in the text. KVK and OCLC locate 4 copies, 1 in North America (at the University of Alberta). Other copies located at the Library of Congress and Harvard and Yale Law Schools. Not in the British Museum Catalogue or Roberts.

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