Romisch-Juristisches Gesangbuch durch den Poetischen Knuttel..
by Demme, Wilhelm Ludwig
1824. Humorous Paraphrases of Sections of the Corpus Juris Civilis [Demme, Wilhelm Ludwig]. Romisch-Juristisches Gesangbuch durch den Poetischen (?) Knuttel des Rothen Apostrophen aus dem Corpus Juris zur Respectiven Freude und Aergerni der Leute Glucklich Herausgeprugelt. Eine Canibalistische Witzsunde von diesen Jahre durch die Gutige Geburtshulfe des Herrn Suhring zu Leipzig den Augen der Welt Blo gestellt. Mit Einem Allegorischen Kupfer. Leipzig: [J. Suhring], 1824. 354, xii, [iv] pp. Copperplate allegorical frontispiece. Includes 2 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Pictorial paper-covered boards, title label to foot of front board. Light soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities, some darkening to spine, small scuff near head of spine, corners and spine ends bumped, moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * Only edition. Reminiscent of Gilbert Abbott A Beckett's Comic Blackstone (1846), Demme's Romisch-Juristisches Gesangbuch is a humorous paraphrase of sections of the Corpus Juris Civilis in doggerel verse. The text is preceded by an allegorical frontispiece that features cherubs armed with switches flying out of a copy of (we assume) the Corpus Juris Civilis to assail a trio of legal scholars. OCLC locates 3 copies in North America (Stanford, University of Michigan, Yale Law School).
(Inventory #: 68076)
Law & Legal History, International Law, Trials, Americana, Criminology, Early Printed Law Books, Legal Ephemera, Manuscripts: Law, Political Science
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