A Methodical Basis Vigelius, Nicolaus [1529-1600]. Methodus Duplex Duorum Commentariorum seu Librorum Andreae Tiraquelli de Utroq[ue] Retractu, Municipali & Conventionali. Accessit Praefatio Apologetica, Necnon Dialogus de Romana Iurisprudentia Recuperanda, Et Oratio de Summo Bono, Eiusdem Authoris. Basel: Typis Oporinianis, 1586. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). 197,  pp. Contemporary limp vellum, early calligraphic paper title to spine, ties lacking. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in places. Early owner inscription to front pastedown, a few words on crossed out in ink on p. 1, interior otherwise clean. $2,950. * First edition. Vigelius, a professor at Marburg, was one of the leading legal methodists of the late sixteenth century. He was instrumental in promoting the adoption of a concept of jus publicum by legal theorists of the time after its introduction in his Methodus Universi Iuris Civilis Absolutissima of 1561. The present work draws on an earlier work by Tiraqueau, a vast treatise derived from the customary law of Poitou that first appeared in 1543. OCLC locates one copy in North America (at Harvard Law School). Not in Adams.
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