Tomb Inscription Laws

Diez, Samuel. Dissertatio iuridica de iure epitaphiorum quam rectore magnificentissimo serenissimo principe ac domino domino Guilielmo Henrico duce Saxoniæ, Iuliæ, Civiliæ, Montium, Angariæ, Guestphaliæ, reliqua, consentiente illustri ictorum ordine præside viro amplissimo et consultissimo domino Nicolao Pragemanno Ph. Et I.V.D. Aulæ regiminis Saxo-Vinariensis advocato ordinario patrono, præceptore ac hospite suo ætatem devenerando die VII. Dec. A. O. R. MDCCXX. Publicæ disquisitioni suemittit autor Samuel Diez Ulma-Svevvs.

Ienæ [Jena]: Literis Fickelscherrianis, [1720]. In Latin. 4to. [8], 38, [2], 39–53, [5] pp. Errata on page [68]. Woodcut initial, head- and tail-pieces. Leaf E4 is blank. Good. Pencil and ink inscriptions on the title page. Stains on page [8] of the preliminaries. Bound in modern Italian marbled paper. A legal dissertation offering a systematic study of inscriptions on tombs and their relevant laws, such as rules against defacing or removing inscriptions from tombs. Diez separates epitaphs into four categories: those that honor, those that dishonor, those that are comedic, and those that are clever. Includes a transcription of the Bologna Enigma. The dissertation is followed by several examples of epitaphs transcribed by the author. The volume closes with congratulatory poems in Latin and German by the author’s colleagues. Introduction by Nikolaus Pragemann. Rare; OCLC reports no locations in the US. VD18 90496329


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