The Roman Law of Parent and Child Bachofen, Johann Jakob [1815-1887]. Das Nexum, die Nexi und die Lex Petillia: Eine Rechtshistorische Abhandlung. Basel: Verlag von J.G. Neukirch, 1843. [ii], 160 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Original printed publisher wrappers, unopened signatures. Some rubbing to edges, light soiling and faint dampspotting, spine darkened. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. $1,250. * First edition. Bachofen, a founder of the German Historical School, is best-known as the author of Das Mutterrecht (1861), a ground-breaking history of the family as a social institution. An early example of his work in this field, Das Nexum deals with the Roman law of parent and child. OCLC locates no copies in North America. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:79.
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