Halle: Gebauerschen Buchhandlung, 1824. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Contemporary cloth-backed boards; xxii,794pp. Shallow loss to cloth at crown; rubbing to boards and corners; still a straight, sound copy, Good or better. Text entirely in German.
Meier (1796-1855) was a classical philologist and editor of the Allgemeine Litteraturzeitung as well as several other German philological journals. This prize-winning treatise, on legal jurisprudence in classical Athens, is his most enduring work, remaining the standard study of the subject well into the 20th century (see biographical entry in New International Encyclopedia, 1922); also Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliographie on-line.