Sumptuously bound

Sen[c]kenberg, Heinrich Christian. Vorläufige Einleitung zu der ganzen in Deutschland üblichen Rechtsgelersamkeit. Zweiter vermerter und verbesserter Druck.

Nördlingen, Beck, 1764.

8vo. (68), 202, (34) pp. Contemporary red morocco on five bands with giltstamped label to elaborately gilt spine; covers and leading edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.


Principal work of the well-known Frankfurt jurist in a splendid contemporary binding. Heinrich Christian Senckenberg (1704-68) was the brother of the renowned physician and naturalist Johann Christian Senckenberg. The "famous son of the city of Frankfurt am Main" studied at Gießen, and then at Halle with Christian Thomasius before taking his degree at Leipzig. Even while a student Senckenberg contributed to Mencke's "Acta Eruditorum". He taught at the universities of Gießen, Frankfurt am Main, and Göttingen. He was created Reichshofrat by Emperor Francis I in 1745, on the occasion of the coronation - a distinction never before awarded to a Frankfurt citizen in this fashion, as his was not a title in name only, but included a seat and a vote, as well as a salary.

Very slight, nearly imperceptible worming to covers; upper joint starting. Remains of a bookplate on the pastedown have been overpasted; a smudged old ownership stamp to title page. A splendid copy from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015).

Kayser V, 227.

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