De contractibus quatuor digestorum tituli facile praecipui . . . in quibus accesserunt inhac nova editione eiusdem Mudaei absolutissimi commentarii, nunquam antehac in lucem editi, in titulos item. Frankfurt, S. Feyerabend, 1586. [Bound with]: ALVAROTUS (Jacobus). Lectura in usus (feodorum) . . . editio novissima. Frankfurt, S. Feyerabend,

MUDEE Gabriel (1587.)


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Each title-page in red and black, large woodcut printer's device at beginning and end of each volume, ornamental initials and head-pieces, large woodcut arms in second work.2 works in one volume. Thick folio. [4]ff. 620pp. [24]ff. [12](last blank) 292 [22](last blank)ff. Contemporary blind-panelled pigskin, ornamental roll-tooled outer border interspersed with medallion heads, large arabesque ornament in centre of sides, original vellum ties (lower pair broken off, a little worn).

Third edition of Mudée's commentary on the Digesta of Justinian, but a first edition in part since it contains for the first time the commentaries on De petitione haereditatis, ex digestorum libro V and De actionibus, ex Institutionum libro IV (pp. 381-640).Mudée (Gabriel van der Muyden) was born near Antwerp in 1500. He studied in Louvain where he was befriended by Erasmus and he went on to become a highly influential jurisconsult. He introduced in Belgium the new method of legal instruction based on modern methods that France owed to Alciati. Mudée, Cujas and their pupils developed this elsewhere and its influence soon spread to Germany. Surprisingly, none of his works were published in his own life-time; this particular work first appeared in Louvain in 1563.The second work is a frequently published treatise by the Italian jurist Jacob Alvarotto (1385-1453) who presided as a judge in Florence and Siena; it was first published in 1476, and this is the second Feyerabend edition which is dedicated to the Würzburg humanist Erasmus Neustetter, whose large woodcut arms appear at the head of the dedication.Ownership note on first title of Philip Tengnagel. Some damage to extreme outer edge of some margins.I. VD 16, M6470. Dekkers 120. Not in Adams. II. VD16, A2085. Adams A857. Neither work in British Library.

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