Sebastian Adam Kraffts Juristisch-Practisches Worterbuch, Ganz...
by Krafft, Sebastian Adam; Schott, August Ludwig
1821. Rare Nineteenth-Century German Dictionary of Criminal Slang Krafft, Sebastian Adam. [Schott, August Ludwig]. Sommer, Johann Christoph Friedrich Carl, Editor. Sebastian Adam Kraffts Juristisch-Practisches Worterbuch, Ganz Umgeargeitet und Bedeutend Vermehrt Nebst Angehangtem Worterbuche uber die Rothwelsche Sogenannte Jauner- oder Zigeuner- und Spitzbuben-Sprache. Erlangen: In der Palm'schen Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1821. [i], viii, 365,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (8" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary marbled board, calf lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to spine with some loss to ends, joints just starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, rear free endpaper glued to rear pastedown, contemporary book seller ticket to front pastedown, price annotation by that bookseller to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, small faint stains to some leaves, internally clean. An appealing copy of a rare title. * Only edition. Edited by Sommer, this detailed dictionary of "the secret language and jargon of criminals, gypsies and other scoundrels" is based on a book published in 1793 as August Ludwig Schotts Kurzes Juristisch-Practisches Worterbuch. The text of the 1793 title page, listing Scott as the compiler and Krafft as the editor, is on a leaf facing the title page. It suggests the book was published at an earlier date without Kraffts assistance, but we have not been able to locate any copies. It may have been a work that circulated in manuscript copies. Schott was a law professor and state official in Brandenburg, Sommer was a state official in Bavaria. We have not been able to locate any details about Krafft. OCLC locates 3 copies in North America (Cleveland Public Library, Michigan State University, Trinity College). Huelke-Etzler, Verbrechen, Polizei, Prozesse: Ein Verzeichnis von Buchern und Kleineren Schriften in Deutscher Sprache 2090. (Inventory #: 65583)
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