Long-Lived Eighteenth-Century Notarial Handbook for German Businessmen Beck, Johann Jodocus [1684-1744]. Vollstandiges und nach dem Heutigen Curial-Stilo Eingerichtetes Formular darinnen Verschiedene Instrumenta und Wechsel-Protest, Wie sie von Denen Notariis Ausgefertiget Werden, Allerhand Obligationes und Schuld-Burgschafft und Gesellschaffts-Verschreibungen... Und Dergleichen Mehr zu Finden und Anzutreffen Sind; Nebst Einer Grundlichen Erklarung und Kurtzen Anweisung, Wie solche zu Verfertigen... Frankfurt und Leipzig: In Verlegung Georg Christoph Lochners, Buchhandlers, 1742. [viii], 1266,  pp. Copperplate pictorial frontispiece. Without the folding table included in some copies. 12-1/4" x 7-1/4" manuscript document (a will based on an example in the text) dated 1759 laid in. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, raised bands to spine, lettering piece lacking. A few minor nicks and worm holes and faint stains to boards, which are beginning to separate but secure, notable scuff to foot of front board, rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, some chipping to spine along joints, some wear along spine bands, a few cracks to text block. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning, light browning in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, early repair to verso of frontispiece. Tiny shelf label (?) to front pastedown, owner inscription dated 1781 to front free endpaper. $1,000. * Fourth edition. First published in 1716, this is a combination handbook and formbook for businessmen who wish to transact legal business without the services of notaries. Its final edition, the seventh, was published in 1765. The text alternates between subject matter and forms. The frontispiece depicts activity in the office of a busy notary. This was a popular book that was generally used until it fell to pieces; copies are scarce today. Like many copies, ours does not have the folding table including in some copies (between pp. 8-9). It outlines how documents are dated in different parts of the Holy Roman Empire. However, this content is described, with more detail, in the text. OCLC locates few copies of any edition. It locates 8 copies worldwide of our edition, 1 in North America (University of Michigan Law School). This edition not in the Verzeichnis der i.
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