Topica Iuris [Juris] Sive Locis Argumentorum Legales, Summariis...
by Everaerts, Nicolaas; Everardus, Nicolaus
1587. "The Leading Dutch Jurist of His Time" Everaerts [Everardi], Nicolaas [1462-1532]. Pardoux, Duprat [1520?-1570?]. Legge, Livio. Topica Iuris Sive Locis Argumentorum Legales. Summariis Singularis Praefixis Illustrati ac P. Prateii Adnotatiunculis Doctissimis ad Marginem Adscriptis Locupletati: Nunc vero Summa Diligentia Recogniti, non Paruoque Labore Emendati a R.P.M. Livio. Multis Etiam Eiusdem Industria, Superiorum Licentia Locis Expunctis, Quorum Lectio Pii & Catholici Lectoris Animum haud Parum Pffendere Poterat: Cum Duplici Indice Copiosissimo. Venice: Apud Haeredes Alexandri Gryphii, 1587. [lxiv], 885 [i.e. 887],  pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum, with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Light rubbing to extremities, light soiling and a few minor stains to boards, some darkening to spine, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, hinges starting, a few partial cracks to text block, minor worming to pastedowns, a few small wormholes to text. Moderate toning to text, some sections have heavier toning or browning, light foxing in a few places. Early owner initials to front pastedown, occasional annotations in similar hand, some leaves brief later annotations in pencil. * Later edition. First published in 1516, this was a leading treatise on the interpretation and construction of Roman law. It went through several editions into the mid-seventeenth century. Everaerts, an important legal humanist, was president of the Court of Holland and the Great Council of Mechlin. According to Walker, he was the "leading Dutch jurist of his time [and] one of the earliest authorities on Roman-Dutch law." Our 1587 edition has a summary by Legge and an introduction by the notable French jurist Pardoux. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the 1587 edition in North America, 3 in law libraries (Library of Congress, Northwestern, Tulane). Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 441-442. This edition not in Dekkers. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE 18414. (Inventory #: 65713)
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