The law of the Ottoman Empire

Hammer-Purgstall, Joseph von. Des osmanischen Reichs Staatsverfassung und Staatsverwaltung.

Vienna, Camesina, 1815.

8vo. 2 vols. XLII, (2), 499, (1) pp. X, 531 (but: 532) pp. Contemp. wrappers.


First edition. Encompassing account of the legal constitution, administration, and public, civil, and fiscal law of the Ottoman Empire, compiled by the great Austrian oriental scholar Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall.

Somewhat browned throughout. Untrimmed copy, somewhat rough at the edges. Bookplate of Oskar Göschen to pastedowns; last in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.


Goedeke VII, 760, 39. Wurzbach VII, 270 & 274.