Commentariorum de iure novissimo libri sex.Antwerp, Hieronymus Verdussen,
GUDELINUS Petrus (1620)
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FROM THE LIBRARY OF A MEMBER OF THE FUGGER FAMILY.
Engraved portrait of the author on verso of a4, woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces.
Folio. ff. 336pp. ff. (last leaf blank). Fine ivory vellum over thin paste board, covers panelled with double-gilt fillet frame with central gilt stamp of the arms of Hans (Johann) Ernst Fugger, Graf zu Kirchberg and Weissenhorn (1590-1639) within richly ornamental gilt cartouche, flat spine ruled in gilt with small fleur-de-lis stamp in each compartment, green and yellow silk ties remain.
First edition from the library of a prominent legal member of the Fugger family, Hans Ernst Fugger, Graf zu Kirchberg and Weissenhorn (1590-1639), a lawyer who held the important posts of President of the Reichskammergerichts and of the Reichshofrats in Vienna.
The author, Petrus Gudelinus (1550-1619) or Pierre Goudelin was a renowned Dutch jurist who taught law at the University of Louvain. His posthumously published writings were based on his lectures, the present work Commentatorium de iure novissimo libro sex, presents the content of the Novellae together with the corresponding Dutch and French customary law. For a discussion of Goudelin's influence on the production of Grotius' Introduction to Dutch Jurisprudence, as one of his immediate predecessors, see Sir J.W. Wessels, History of Roman-Dutch Law (1908), p. 252-9.
Provenance:Hans Ernst Fugger, Graf zu Kirchberg and Weissenhorn (1590-1639). Ownership inscription inside front cover of Klosters Aldersbach "FF B. Marie Virginis de Aldersbach".
Text a little browned in places.
OCLC (US: Yale Law only, no copy in UK).
Stock Code: 228033