Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Charm of an Old Book

In 1841 Hungary was part of the Habsburg Empire, under the rule of Ferdinand I of Austria - Emperor of Austria, President of the German Confederation, King of Hungary and Bohemia, as well as associated dominions from the death of his father, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, until his abdication after the Revolutions of 1848. 

This book has come a long way - 171 years have passed since it was published. PRAXIS POLITICA CIVILIS is a political-administrative manual with appliance in the Hungarian territory of the time. Although it didn't have covers, it went through time remarkably well preserved. 

It is written in Latin, thus available for lecture only to someone who knows the ancient language. But in itself it is a special book for an antique collector. It is that incredible feeling of touching history! 

This book has been in my family's library for a long time, and is now on the look for a new owner. If it sends vibrations and you want to know more details, please leave a comment and we will get back to you. Thank you for your interest!

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