3 vols., 8vo, pp. [iv], xxxix, [i], 512; xxxii, 492; xxx, 308, vi, 71,  + engraved dedication leaf in vol. 1. Untrimmed in the original blue paper boards, sometime rebacked in purple cloth with yellow waxed paper labels (blank). Edges bumped, some soiling, title-page in vol. 3 with a little abrasion from attempted erasure of a stamp. Boards somewhat worn at edges, particularly one corner of vol. 2, some stains and marks, front flyleaf of vol. 1 excised. Early ownership inscription of the Revd. Robt. Culbertson of Leith to front flyleaves in vols. 2 and 3, stamps of the Martin Library of Dean Church to title-pages and first pages of text in each vol.
The first edition of the first English translation of the major work of J.S. Pütter (1725-1807), long-serving professor of law at Göttingen. The translator, Josiah Dornford (1762-1797), was an Oxford graduate who took his LLD at Göttingen, though he was also called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.