Uncommon Large-Paper Edition of the Code and Related Works with Important Notes by Denis Godefroy Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Godefroy, Denis [1549-1622], Editor and Annotator. Codicis Dn. Justiniani Sacratissimi Principis PP. Aug. Repetitae Praelectionis Libri XII. Postrema Editio Prioribus Auctior et Emendatior. Frankfurt: Sumptibus Societis. Imprimebat Hieronymus Polichius, 1663. [xvi] pp., 1024 cols.,  pp., 456 cols.,  pp., 78 cols.,  pp., 282 cols. Folio (14" x 9"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Large woodcut printer device, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Faint dampstaining to head of text block, light foxing and browning to portions of text, internally clean. $1,500. * Large-paper edition. Includes the Authenticae; Seu, Novellae Constitutiones, Feudorum Consuetudines, Constitutiones Friderici II. Imp. Extravagantes, Liber de Pace Constantiae, Epitome Feudorum and related writings and notes by Godefroy. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. Compiled in three years under the direction of Tribonium, it was both a critical restatement of earlier law and jurisprudential writings and a complete collection of recent legislation. It is divided into four books, the Institutes, Digest, Code and Novels. The Code contains the laws in force during Justinian's reign. It is divided into 12 books. Book 1 deals with ecclesiastical law, the sources of law, and the duties of high officials. Books 2-8 deal with private law. Book 9 deals with criminal law. Books 10-12 deal with administrative law. It received a great deal of commentary during the medieval and early modern eras. That of Denis Godefroy was influential well into the twentieth century. Godefroy was a jurist, humanist, historian, scholar of Roman law and professor at the Universities of Geneva and Heidelberg. He was also the first to apply the collective name Corpus Juris Civilis to Justinian's works. KVK locates 5 copies of this imprint, but all seem to be trimmed to a quarto format. Das Verzeichnis der im.
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