Of the Vocation of Our Age for Legislation and Jurisprudence...
Only English-Language Edition of an Important Work by Savigny Savigny, Frederick Charles von [1779-1861]. Hayward, Abraham [1801-1884], Translator. Of the Vocation of Our Age for Legislation and Jurisprudence. London: Littlewood, . ix, -192 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter sheep over textured cloth, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and soiling to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked, spot of label residue to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, early underlining, marks and brief annotations in faint pencil in a few places, faint, gradually diminishing, staining to upper-outside corners of several leaves at the beginning and end of text block, light soiling to title page. $350. * Only edition in English. Written in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna in 1814, this book was, as noted by Walker, "an attack on the code system imposed on much of Europe by Napoleon and....the advocacy by Thibaut of a German Code. He attacked the demand for a code on the grounds that it was impracticable, adequate juristic preparation being impossible and the German language being juridically underdeveloped, and that existing codes were unsuccessful." Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 1103. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 22:711.
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