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Müller, Dr. jur. C.F.

Ueber die de recepto actio und deren analoge Ausdehnung auf die Postanstalten

Publisher: Serig, Leipzig, 1857

Second edition, xvi + 210 pages, hardback, superb quarter leather with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, text in German, some foxing (mainly to the first and last few leaves) else in Very Good+ condition. A lovely copy.

An extremely rare early work relating to the postal systems of the German States and the Austrian Empire.
This is primarily a legal commentary on the liability of organisations on claims for injury, loss or damage with particular reference to the posts, following the formation of the Austro-German Postal Union (DÖPV) in 1850. Sections on the Roman Law (receptio actio) relating to shippers, innkeepers and livery stables, and its application to modern post offices are followed by detailed sections quoting the regulations of the DÖPV on both letter and parcel post. There is much useful information on the postal service including details of the Registration service, the maximum compensation payable on loss of a “recommandirt” letter, declared value (insured) mail services, regulations on packing and addressing parcels, etc. A large section deals with which regulations apply in many of the individual German States and in the Austrian Empire. A final section deals with the Railways and their legal responsibilities.


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