An Important Humanist Scholar Baudouin, Francois [1520-1573]. Commentarius de Iurisprudentia Muciana. Accessit Rerum & Verborum Praecipue Memorabilium Index. Basel: Per Ioannem Oporinum, . [xvi] 306  pp. [Bound with] Baudouin, Francois. De Legibus XII Tabularum. Tertia sed Plane nova Editio. Basel: Per Ioannem Oporinum, . [viii] 252  pp. [And] Baudouin, Francois, Commentary. Ad Edicta Veterum Principum Rom. de Christianis. Basel: Per Ioannem Oporinum, [c. 1557]. 122,  pp. Lacking leaves HH5 and HH6, the final text leaf (pp. 121-2) and the first index leaf. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind frames and central medallions to boards, raised bands, blind ornaments and later hand-lettered paper title label to spine. Some rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, joints starting at ends, hinges cracked but secure, later armorial bookplate and tipped-in leaf of notes to front pastedown. Light toning to text, light foxing and dampstaining in places. Occasional notes and glosses in a contemporary hand, interior otherwise clean. $2,500. * Later editions. Baudouin was an eminent French humanist jurist and theologian. Interested in the early history of Roman law, he emphasized the importance of history in the development of the law. This volume collects two of his principal works, De Legibus XII Tabularum, a study of the history and significance of the Twelve Tables, and Commentarius de Iurisprudentia Muciana, a study of Roman law during the Republic. The final title addresses the legal status of the early Christian Church. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe, 1501-1600 B87, B93, B84.
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