An Interesting Study of Roman Law Presented to Lord Eldon Reddie, John [1805-1851]. Historical Notices of the Roman Law, And of the Recent Progress of Its Study, In Germany. Edinburgh: W. and C. Tait, 1826. 136 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Original paper boards, paper label and handwritten title and date to spine, edges untrimmed. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front board starting, paper spine label peeling away, corners lightly bumped and worn, rear hinge starting, faint offsetting to endpapers. Light toning to interior, negligible light soiling to a few pages, internally clean. Circular armorial bookplate of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, with the motto "Sit Sine Labe Decus," to front pastedown, author's inscription "With the Author's most respectful compliments" to front free endpaper. $650. * A concise but very able study of Roman law and its reception in Germany. Reddie, a Scottish lawyer and colonial judge in the West Indies and Calcutta, presented this copy to John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon [1751-1838]. Lord Eldon was a British barrister, politician and eventual Lord High Chancellor known for his influence on partnership and bankruptcy law. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 55:140. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 602.
Book number 74130