Useful Digest of the Law of the Spanish Netherlands van den Zype, Francois (Franciscus) [c.1578-1650]. Notitia Iuris Belgici. Editio Secunda Priori Emendatior. Antwerp: Apud Hieronymum Verdussium, 1640. [xx], 284, [xxiv] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, sprinkled calf-backed spine with morocco lettering piece, ties lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, boards lightly soiled and somewhat bowed, hinges cracked but secure. Toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Early shelf labels to spine and front board, hand-written owner inscription and two small later stamps to title page. An appealing copy of an uncommon title. $850. * Second edition. Zype was a canon lawyer and church official attached to the Bishop of Antwerp. First published in 1635, this useful and important book on the civil and canon law of the Spanish Netherlands went through at least four more editions and issues into the eighteenth century. Topics include procedure and the law concerning commerce, marriage, the military and other topics. OCLC locates 5 copies of this title in North America, three in law libraries (Harvard, Boston College, Library of Congress), none of this edition. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 198 (4).
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