Quarto. , 603, pp. Modern half vellum over original ivory paper covered boards. All edges red. Copper-engraved frontispiece divided into four panels illustrating the Jewish law of marriage, wills, sales and capital punishment. Title page in red and black lettering. Woodcut headpieces and decorated initials. Remarkable work on the rights of Jews in Germany, covering personal law, criminal law, contract law, civil law etc. Both the points of view of Jewish Law [Halakha] and German law at the time is analyzed. This pioneering study had two aims. One was to serve as a reference guide for German readers. Beck's main purpose, however, was to promote tolerance. A student of the Enlightenment, Beck believed that people who studied Jewish law would learn to respect their Jewish neighbors. Bottom corners slightly rubbed. Very minor rubbing and soiling to covers and spine. Previous owner's signature on free front endpaper. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Tractatus de juribus JudŠorum, von Recht der...
Publisher: Johann Georg Lochner
Publication Date: 1731
Book Condition: g+ to vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Johann Georg Lochner, Nuremberg, 1731. Softcover. Book Condition: vg. 8vo. (7) 603pp. Modern purple wrappers. Copper plate frontispiece. Illustrated title page with printers devices as well as red and black vignettes. Fascinating work on the rights of Jews in Germany, covering personal law, criminal law, contract law, civil law etc. Both the points of view of Jewish Law [Halakha] and German law at the time is analyzed. Printers devices at end of each chapter. Illustrated with many tables. Scuffing, rubbing to wrappers. Minor marginal water stains to first six pages, not affecting text. Both frontispiece and title page have remnants of erased Ex-libris stamp. Browning to pages. In German. Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 16611