1763. 2 titles in 1 book.. 2 titles in 1 book. Well-Illustrated Eighteenth-Century Legal Studies of Coins and Medals Hommel, Karl Ferdinand [1722-1781]. Iurisprudentia Numismatibus Illustrata: Nec non Sigillis Gemmis Aliisque Picturis Vetustis Varie Exornata. Libri Duo. Leipzig: Apud Ioannem Wendlerum, 1763. xxix, , 286 pp. 68 leaves with 120 copperplate images. Complete. [Bound with] Klotz, Christian Adolf [1738-1771]. Hommel, Karl Ferdinand, Editor. Auctarium Iurisprudentiae Numismaticae. Leipzig: Apud Ioannem Wendlerum, 1765. [xvii], 94 pp. 3 leaves with 9 copperplate images. Complete. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Later quarter vellum over marbled boards, calf lettering piece gilt fillets and gilt ornaments to spine, edges rouged, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to extremities, light soiling to spine. Some toning to text, light soiling and small early owner stamp to title page of Iurisprudentia Numismatibus. A handsome volume with two scarce titles. $1,950. * Second and final editions. First published in 1753 and 1756, these fascinating and well-illustrated books explore laws relating to coins and medals in Roman law, with some commentary on these topics in feudal and canon law. Topics range from weights and purity of metals to images and inscriptions. Both titles are scarce, with few copies in North American libraries. Iurisprudentia Numismatibus: OCLC locates no copies of the first edition, 6 of the second, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Northwestern, Yale); Auctarium Iurisprudentiae Numismatica: no copies of the first edition in North America, 3 of the second, 1 in a law library (Northwestern). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 12:552, 14:142.
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