Copy of a Notable Study of German Feudal and Customary Law Interleaved and Annotated by an Austrian Noble and State Official Stryk, Samuel [1640-1710]. Examen Juris Feudalis, Ex Novissimis Ejus Interpretibus in Gratiam Auditorum Collectum, Ac Methodo Institutionum Dispositum. Editio V. Auctior & Correctior Accessit Index Rerum Praecipuarum, Et Appendix Solennium, Quibus Hodie Apud Imp. Principes Investiuntur, Subjuncta Taxa Dignitatum in Imperio & Juramentis. Cum Privilegiis Special. Sereniss. Elect. Saxon. & Brandenb. [Frankfurt an der Oder]: Impensis Jeremiae Schrey, & Haered. Henr. Joh. Meyeri, 1692. [xxiv], 436,  pp. Interleaved and annotated throughout. 12mo. (5" x 3"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling and a few tiny stains, light rubbing to extremities, armorial bookplate of Count Christian Sigmund Wurmbrand-Stuppach dated 1711 to front pastedown, recent bookplate of Wilhelm Reichsgraf von Wurmbrand-Stuppach to front free endpaper. Title page printed in red and black facing added pictorial title page featuring Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, as a figure of justice. Light toning, slightly heavier in places, considerable annotations, most likely by Christian Sigmund Wurmbrand-Stuppach, to most of the interleaves, occasional underlining and annotations, all in same hand and some quite lengthy, to text. $1,500. * Fifth edition. Stryk was an important German jurist who helped to develop German law from native sources rather than from received Roman law. First published in 1675, the Examen Juris Feudalis, a study of Germanic feudal and customary law, is one of his principal works. Count Christian Sigmund Wurmbrand-Stuppach [1673-1737] was a member of an old Austrian noble family. During the time he likely annotated this book, he was the treasurer of King Frederick Augustus of Poland and Saxony. The annotations, in Latin, are mostly analytical, some are glosses or elucidations of specific terms and concepts. All of the annotations reflect considerable engagement with the text. In all, they show how a state official responded to Stryk's treatise. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 32:677415Q.
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