An Important Study of Inheritance and Succession in Roman Law Bluntschli, Johann Caspar (Kaspar) [1808-1881]. Entwicklung der Erbfolge Gegen den Letzten Willen nach Romischen Recht mit bes. Rucksicht auf die Novelle 115. Bonn: Bei Adolph Marcus, 1829. x, 310 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Original marbled publisher boards, paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, heavy rubbing to spine, front joint starting, lower half of rear joint cracked through hinge, early bookseller stamp to front pastedown. Light toning to text, early annotations to rear pastedown. A nice copy. $750. * Only edition. A notable work of Historical School jurisprudence, this treatise addresses the Roman law of inheritance and succession and wills with comparisons to these laws in Prussia and, to a lesser extent, other German states. Bluntschli was one of the great Continental jurists of the nineteenth century. He published a code for the Canton of Zurich and works on German private law, the law of war and international law. His most important historical work is the Geschichte des Allgemeinen Staatsrechts und der Politik (1864). OCLC locates 1 copy (in Denmark), 2 copies of a 1970 reprint, 1 in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 3:687.
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