Study of Ottoman Constitutional Law by a Notable Orientalist Hammer-Purgstall, Joseph, Freiherr von [1774-1856]. Des Osmanischen Reichs Staatsverfassung und Staatsverwaltung, Dargestellt aus den Quellen seiner Grundgesetze. Vienna: In der Camesinaschen Buchhandlung, 1815. Two volumes. xlii, 499, ; x, 531 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary paper-covered boards, lettering pieces and gilt fillets to spine, speckled edges. Some rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, light foxing in a few places. Ex-library. Shelf-label residue to spines, small stamps to front pastedowns and versos of title pages, shelf numbers (?) in small early hand to foot of rear pastedowns. An attractive set. $1,950. * Only edition. Hammer-Purgstall was an Austrian diplomat who held posts in Constantinople and other Eastern cities. He spent the latter part of his career in Vienna as a privy councilor. An important Orientalist, he wrote extensively on Arabic, Persian and Turkish culture and history. Des Osmanischen Reichs Staatsverfassung und Staatsverwaltung is a historical study of the constitutional history, constitutional law and administrative law of the Ottoman Empire. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (George Washington University, Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley).
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