The Legal Status of Wives in Roman Law Grupen, Christian Ulrich [1692-1767]. Tractatio De Uxore Romana: Cum Ea, Quae In Manum Convenit, Farre, Coemtione Et Usu, Tum Illa, Quae Uxor Tantummodo Habebatur. Hanover: Apud Nic. Foersterum et Fil., 1727. [xxx], 348,  pp. Lacking blank leaf following p. [xxx]. 5 engraved copperplates, 1 folding. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Later vellum, faint, mostly erased hand-lettered title to spine, speckled edges, endpapers renewed. A few minor stains to boards, corners lightly bumped, pastedowns just beginning to detach from boards. Title page, with woodcut image of a Roman coin, printed in red and black. Some toning, light foxing in a few places, tiny early owner mark (shelf location number?) to front endleaf. A nice copy. $1,500. * Only edition. This treatise explores marriage and the legal status and matrimonial responsibilities of women under Roman law. Grupen was a notable legal scholar and historian who served as an advisor to the House of Hanover. He had a particular interest in Woman and issues relating to marriage. His publications include De Uxore Theoretica (1748) and Tractatio Iuridica de Virgine (1716). Das Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts 10255516-004.
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