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PHILIPPI, Johann
Tractatus de Subhastationibus, ad Usum Practicum utriusqve Fori, Potissimum Saxonici, directus, et celebriorum Dicasteriorum Praejudiciis illustratus
8 p.l., 438, [42] pp. (the last leaf a blank). Small thick 4to, cont. richly blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards from the workshop of Jakob Krause, upper cover with the arms of Duke Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels (1614-80), stamped at top of panel in gilt "H H V B" & at bottom "1668," arms repeated on lower cover. Leipzig: J. Gross & C. Michael, 1667. First edition of this uncommon and interesting book on auctions, their history since antiquity, the various kinds of auctions -- "Dutch" auctions, auctions by candle, etc. -- and the legal aspects of auctions. While auctions were common in Babylonian and Roman times, they fell out of favor until the end of the 16th century when the practice revived. This book was published in Leipzig, the traditional German center for auctions from about 1670. Numerous Roman and German legal and historical documents are cited in the text. There are several references to book auctions in the text. Phillipi (1607-79), was professor of law at the University of Leipzig and held a series of prominent legal positions in the local government. He wrote extensively on legal topics. Fine copy. Bound-in after are 1) J. G. Freyer, Tractatus de solutionibus: in quo de personis solventibus, & solutum recipientibus, rebus, tempore, loco, modis ...solutionisagitur (Erfurt: Saher, 1660) and 2) J. Thomae, Tractatus de noxia animalium: continens pauperiei, pastus, edicti de animalibus ferocibus aedilitii, pignorationem item, vindictae privatae & publicae (Leipzig: Kirchner, 1653). Two old library stamps on half-title. ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 26, p. 76. Binding: … [Click Below for Full Description]
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