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Opera Juridica Minora, Sive Libelli, Tractatus, Orationes, &. Jacques Godefroy, Jacobi Gothofredus.

Opera Juridica Minora, Sive Libelli, Tractatus, Orationes, &...

A Distinguished Legal Philologist Godefroy, Jacques [1587-1652]. Trotz, Christian Hendrik [1703-1773], Editor. Opera Juridica Minora, Sive Libelli, Tractatus, Orationes, & Opuscula Rariora & Praestantiora, Quibus Continentur Selectae, non Modo in Jure, Sed & Omni Antiquitate Romana, & Graeca, Jus Antiquum Inlustrante, Materiae. Quae Simul Inservire Poterunt Thesauri Juris Supplemento. Omnia ab Innumeris Mendis Pergata; Cum Icone Auctoris, Indice Copiosissimo et Praefatione C.H. Trotz. Leiden: Apud Joh. Arnold Langerak, 1733. [vi], [xxxii], 336 columns, [2] 1418 columns, [63] pp. Handsome copperplate portrait frontispiece misbound in center of text block. Main text printed in double columns. Main title page with engraved vignette printed in red and black. Each work preceded by divisional title page. Folio (16" x 10"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, endpapers renewed, untrimmed edges. Faint dampstaining to portions of text block, noticeable dampstaining to final fifty leaves, interior otherwise fresh. $950. * First edition. With indexes. Jacques Godefroy, son of Denis, was a jurist and legal philologist who edited the Quatuor Fontes Juris Civilis, a collection of ante-Justinian texts that comprised a reconstruction of the Twelve Tables, and a great edition and commentary on the Theodosian Code (1665). The well-esteemed Opera Juridica and the Manual Juris (1645) are his other principal works. British Museum Catalogue 10:758. Graesse, Tresor de Livres Rares and Precieux II:100.

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