Learned Study of Roman and Dutch Agricultural Law Trotz, Christian Hen[drik] [1703?-1773]. Jus Agrarium Foederati Belgii. Franeker: n.p., 1751-1754. Three volumes. Printed on very wide-margined paper. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered titles to spines. Light soiling to boards, somewhat heavier soiling to spines, extremities lightly bumped with minor wear, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns of Volumes II and III, recent bookseller (or auction) description pasted to front pastedown of Volume I. Woodcut title page devices, head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Later bookplate to front pastedown of Volume I. Some toning, light foxing and browning in places. Stuck-through early owner signatures to front endleaves of Volumes II and III, interiors otherwise clean. $750. * Only edition. Still an important historical work on agricultural law and the law concerning dikes and watercourses, it examines Dutch law in Volumes I and II (1751, 1754). The final volume, which is titled Jus Agrarium Romanum (1753), examines Roman law. This study is based on a series of public debates (disputationes) he sponsored at the University of Freneker, where he was a professor of law. Born in Germany and educated at the universities of Halle, Leipzig, Marburg and Utrecht, Trotz was an important scholar of public and constitutional law. A prolific author, Jus Agrarium is his most important work. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, Yale). We located another copy at the Library of Congress. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 172.
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