Executions, Pledges and Epigrams Gail(l), Andreas von [1526-1587]. De Pace Publica, Et Eius Violatoribus, Atque Proscriptis Sive Bannitis Imperio, Libri Duo. De Pignorationibus Liber Unus. De Manuum Iniectionibus, Impedimentis, Sive Arrestis Imperii, Tractatus Singularis. Cologne: Apud Ioannem Gymnicum, Sub Monocerote, 1586. 468, , 123, ,  pp. Three parts, each with title page, third part has divisional title page. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, endpapers renewed, early calligraphic title to foot of text. Light rubbing to extremities, small stain to front board, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning, occasional dampstaining and spotting, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. $850. * Second edition. Gail was a German judge and legal scholar. First published in 1578, this book deals with executions of contracts and pledges under the laws of the Holy Roman Empire. The final section is a collection of legal epigrams. Its final edition, a German translation, was published in 1601. The contents of this book were incorporated into Gail's Practicarum Observationum beginning with the 1589 edition. As an independent work De Pace Publica is a rare title. Concerning all three editions, OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Yale Law School, which has a second edition). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts G52.
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