by Schmauss, Johann Jacob
1722. Frankfurt, 1722. 1st ed.. Frankfurt, 1722. 1st ed. Classic Study of the Constitutional Law of the Holy Roman Empire Schmauss, Johann Jacob [1690-1757]. Corpus Juris Publici Academicum: Enthaltend Die Vornehmsten Grund-Gesetze Des Heil. Rom. Reichs, Als: Die Guldene Bulle, Profan- und Religions-Auch Westphalisch- Und Andere Frieden, Die Cammer-Gerichts- und Reichs-Hof-Raths-Ordnungen, Reichs-Matricul und Neueste Wahl-Capitulation, Nebst einigen Andern Reichs-Constitutionen; Zum Gebrauch so Wohl der Studirenden Jugend, Als auch Anderer dem Studio Juris Publici Beflissenen. Frankfurt and Leipzig, Zu Finden bey August Martini 1722. [xiv], 1072 pp. Calf thumb-tabs. Main text in parallel columns. Copperplate portrait frontispiece of Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt armorial crests to center of boards, raised bands, blind tooling and lettering piece to spine. A few minor nicks to boards, light rubbing to extremities, gilding mostly rubbed away from crests, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge starting at foot, minor worming to upper corners of front pastedown and preliminaries with no loss to text or plate. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, a few tabs stuck to adjacent leaves, a few minor tears where tabs were peeled away. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $1,750. * First edition. Schmauss was a professor of law at the University of Gottingen. A comprehensive, historically grounded work, his Corpus Juris Publici established his reputation as the leading expert of his day on the constitutional law of the Holy Roman Empire. Stintzing-Landsberg holds this book in high regard and recommends it as a "convenient collection of sources" for the study of the Empire's constitutional history. It went through several editions and resissues, the last in 1794. (The last edition was reprinted in 1973). All original editions are scarce or rare. OCLC locates 12 copies of the first edition, none in North America. This edition not in VD18. Stintzing-Landsberg, Geschichte der Deutschen Rechtswissenschaft Part III, Vol.1, 126.
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