An Important City in the Spanish Netherlands Christynen, Paul van [1543-1631], Editor. [Christynen, Sebastien, Editor]. In Leges Municipales Eiusdem Civitatis ac Provinciae Commentaria ac Notae. Una cum Additionibus Cuique Titulo & Articulo Subiunctis. Qua Tituli & Articuli in Capite Cuiusque Foliorum Ponuntur, & Additiones Quae in Prima Editione Separatim Erant Subiunctae, & Ex Magna Parte Deficiebant ex Notis Eiusdem Auctoris Sunt Appositae. Una cum Indice Locupletissimo tam Commentariorum Quam Additionum: Studio & Opera D. Sebastiani de Christynen D. de Bueken, & C. Eiusdem Auctoris Filii Praedictae Civitatis ac Provinciae Syndici, &c. Opus Omnibus in Foro Versantibus Perquam Utile & Necessarium. Antwerp: Apud Hieronymum & Ioannem Bapt. Verdussen, 1657. [xvi], 656,  pp. Main text printed in double columns. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary vellum. Moderate soiling and wear to extremities, lower half of backstrip lacking, head of front joint cracked, hinges cracked but secure, front free endpaper and three signatures detached. Title page with large woodcut device printed in red and black. Faint dampstaining to margins of title page, rubbing to edges of some leaves, internally clean. $300. * Third edition. Located in Flanders between Brussels and Antwerp, Mechelen has been an important trading and manufacturing city since the 1300s. Its fortunes rose and declined several times. In the seventeenth century the city was a prosperous again, having survived devastation in 1572 by Spanish forces during the Eighty Years' War (Revolt of the Netherlands). It remained under Hapsburg Control as part of the Spanish Netherlands. This compilation edited by Christynen was first published in 1625. The standard compilation, it went through further editions in 1642, 1653, 1657, 1661 and 1671. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 36.
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