Verzeichniss der Büchersammlung des verstorbenen Herrn Oberhofgerichtsrath D. J.F. Kees, welche nebst einem Anhange von Büchern aus allen Theilen der Wissenschaften, wobei sich Prachtwerke, Manuscripte, literarische Seltenheiten u. s. w. befinden, den 10. März 1823. im rothen Collegio zu Leipzig öffentlich versteigert werden sollen.

1 p.l., 261, 20 pp. Small 8vo, stitched as issued (title detached). Leipzig: [1823].

Kees (1750-1821), was professor of law and a judge at Leipzig and the author of a number of works on criminology, Church rights, and matrimonial law. In his anonymously published Allgemeines juristisch–praktisches Lehrbuch… (1789), he criticized the existing legal literature as being too complicated for laymen to understand. He also suggested that bad justice was prevalent in the German courts.

The library of Kees was large and largely concerned with legal texts. The catalogue — 5496 lots of books and 258 lots of art and autographs — includes items from other consignors. There are substantial sections of manuscripts, travel, numismatics, and auction catalogues.

Fine copy and rare; WorldCat locates only two copies, both in Germany.

❧ Loh, VII, p. 10.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6865