A Scarce Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Arrest Mevius, David [1609-1670]. Tractatus Juridicus de Arrestis: Ex Jurisconsultorum Scriptis & Germaniae Legibus Moribusque Collectus, & In Gratiam Eorum qui Operantur Justitiae Brevi Quasi in Tabula Exhibitus, Multisque in Locis Auctus, & Secunda Vice Editus. Frankfurt: Impensis Viduae & Haeredum Joachimi Wildii, 1674. [viii], 311,  pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary paper-covered boards with later cloth rebacking, plain paper title label to spine. Light rubbing and few minor stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and lightly worn, tiny chip to head of spine, hinges just starting at ends, a few partial cracks to text block, owner inscription of Guido Kisch to front free endpaper dated 1913. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. Small early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. $750. * Second edition. First published in 1646, this treatise discusses laws and procedures concerning arrest. Much of its content deals with issues of debtor and creditor, attachment and garnishment and imprisonment for debt. A successful work, its third and final edition appeared in 1686. Kisch [1889-1985] was a prominent jurist and scholar who produced important works on humanism, Jewish law and history, German jurisprudence and the history of German-Jewish relations. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the second edition in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 3:010232F.
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