Volckmannus Emendatus, Sive, Manuale Advocatorum et Notariorum...
Guide to Notaries in the Holy Roman Empire With a Handsome Title Page Volckmann, Adam [1612-1664]. Beyer, Georg [1665-1714], Editor. Volckmannus Emendatus, Sive, Manuale Advocatorum et Notariorum: Hand-Buch vor Advocaten und Notarien, So Bisshero unter dem Titul: Adam Volckmanns Notariat-Kunst zu Vielen Mahlen Edirt und Gebessert, Nunmehr aber Durch und Durch Geandert.... Leipzig : Verlegt von Johann Grossens seel. Erben, und Johann Friedrich Braun, 1708. Three parts. [x], 522 [i.e. 514]; [ii], 416; , 200,  pp. Sections of text in parallel columns. Second and third parts have title pages. Main title page preceded by copperplate pictorial title page featuring a court scene and Lady Justice. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands and gilt title (reading Volkmanni Notariat Kunst), speckled edges. Moderate rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, front joint cracked, corners bumped, upper corners moderately worn, hinges partially cracked, small recent owner inkstamp to front pastedown. Main title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to fore-edges of rear quarter of text block, spark burns to a few leaves, light soiling and fading to pictorial title page, offsetting to margins of preliminaries, final leaves of text and rear endleaves. A handsome copy. $2,000. * Later edition. Like their counterparts in other lands with civil-law systems, notaries in the Holy Roman Empire occupied an important place in the legal hierarchy analogous to a present-day British solicitor. First published in 1625-1625, with a title beginning Informatio Notariorum, Volckmann's treatise was a standard work into the mid-1700s. (Its final edition was published in 1763.) A detailed reference, it outlines the legal responsibilities of a notary and reviews aspects of notarial practice and procedure. It is a fine source of historical information on everyday legal practice in the Holy Roman Empire. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 1 complete copy of the 1708 edition in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). It is not listed in VD18.
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