Vast Early-Eighteenth Century Collection of Legal Maxims for Attorneys Pistorius, Georg Tobias. Thesaurus Paroemiarum Germanico-Iurisdicarum, Teutsch-Juristischer-Sprichworter-Schatz, In quo Mille et Quod Excurrit Germanorum Dicteria, Cum Primis Iuris, Recensentur, Et Quidem Eius Centuria Prima [-Decima]. 10 volumes in one. Imprint varies. Part I, IV, V, Leipzig: Typis Joh. Casp. Mulleri, 1716; Parts II-III, Leipzig: Apud Thomae Fritsch, 1715; Parts VI-X, Augsburg: Apud David Raimund Merz & Joh. Jacob Mayer, 1723-1725. Ten parts with continuous pagination, each has title page, one hundred numbered entries, table of contents and index. Complete set. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Nineteenth-century signed morocco binding by Leighton, blind rules to boards, blind-stamped arms of William Stirling-Maxwell to front, blind -stamped cipher to rear, raised bands and gilt title to spine, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, Stirling-Maxwell bookplate to front pastedown, bookplate of V.S.M de Guinzbourg to front free endpaper, another bookplate to rear pastedown. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing. A handsome volume containing a rare complete set of the ten parts. $3,500. * Part I: second edition, Parts II-X: only editions. The largest collection of its day, this collection of nearly 1,000 legal Maxims was intended to serve as a desk reference for lawyers looking to enhance the erudition of their pleadings. Each item has extensive commentary, including many supplemental sayings in prose and verse, along with numerous citations to secondary sources and nuanced interpretive glosses. According to Jantz, this is "a rich collection, also folkloristically and philologically." Stirling-Maxwell [1818-1878], 9th Baronet of Pollok, was a Scottish historical writer, politician, art historian and bibliophile. Guinzbourg, a diplomat, author and bibliophile, was an authority on maxims and proverbs. No complete copies located on OCLC. Not in VD18 or Faber du Faur. Jantz, German Baroque Literature 1994.
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