Collected Works of Notable Roman-Dutch Jurist Wesel, Abraham van [1633-1680]. Opera Omnia, Antea Diversis Temporibus Seorsim Edita, Nunc in Unum Corpus Redacta, Nempe I. Commentarius ad Novellas Constitutiones Ultrajectinas Multarum Litium Diremendarum Causa, XIV. Aprilis, M. DC. LIX. Promulgatas. II. De Connubiali Bonorum Societate, & Pactis Dotalibus. III. De Remissione Mercedis Propter Bellum, Inundationem Aquarum, & Sterilitatem. Editio Nova a Mendis, Quibus Priores Scatebant, Purgata. Ghent: Apud Cornelium Meyer, 1729-30. Three parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt frames to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges rouged, speckled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, residue from bookplate to front pastedown. First title page printed in red and black, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Some toning to text. Brief later annotation to front pastedown, interior otherwise fresh. $650. * Third and final edition, with corrections. Educated at the University of Utrecht, Wesel was Counsellor to the Court of Vianen, where he was a colleague of Paul Voet, and fiscal lawyer to the Court of Utrecht. A solid Romanist, he was also, says Wessels, "a great authority not only on the law of Utrecht, but also on the law of Holland." Opera Omnia was first published in 1692 and it collects his principal works. The first part is a detailed article-by-article commentary on the Novellae Constitutiones of the Province of Utrecht in Dutch and Latin. The other parts address the Roman and Roman-Dutch law of husband and wife, dowry, community property and compensation. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America, at UC-Berkeley Law School; another copy located at Harvard Law School. Wessels, History of Roman-Dutch Law 316. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 188 (4).
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