"Opinions of Great Weight and Authority" Schrassert, Johan [1687-1756]. Consultatien, Advysen Ende Advertissementen: Waer in Verscheyde Gevallen, Quaestien ende Poincten van Regten uyt de Vaderlandsche, Mitsgaeders Meest Overeenkoomende ende Nabuyrige Statuten Ende Gewoonten Werden Verhandelt, Gededuceert ende Opgeloscht, Ende Uyt Beyde de Beschreevene Keyserlycke Ende Pauslycke Regten Gesterckt Ende Opgeheldert, Dienende Tot Verklaeringe van de Hedendaegsche Regtsgeleertheyt. Harderwyck: Willem Brinkink, 1740-1754. Five volumes bound as three books. Quarto, Books 1-2 (8" x 6-1/2"), Book 3 (9-1/2 x 7-1/2"). Books 1-2: Original marbled printer boards, untrimmed edges. Some rubbing, paper worn from spine, rear board of Book 2 detached, contents somewhat loose; Book 3: Contemporary vellum, frames with corner fleurons and large arabesques to boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Some soiling and edgewear, corners bumped, hinges cracked but secure, later signature to front free endpaper. Books 1-3: title pages with large devices printed in red and black, woodcut initials and tail-pieces. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. $450. * Only edition. Schrassert was an advocate and court officer who worked in Arnheim and later in Harderwijk. A number of his opinions appear in collections by contemporary authors, such as Joost Schomaker and Martin van Lamzweerde. The five volumes that comprise the Consultatien contain 222 opinions. Some of these were collaborations with J.F.W. Pagenstecher, Schomaker and his father, Hendrik Schrassert. According to Wessels, this work is "accepted as containing opinions of great weight and authority." Roberts, A South African Legal Bibliography 281-82. Wessels, History of Roman-Dutch Law 246. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 157 (11).
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