One of the Great Authorities on Roman-Dutch Law Huber, Ulrik [1636-1694]. De Ratione Juris Docendi & Discendi Dialogus. Franeker: Ex Officina Joh. Gyselaar, 1684. [vi], 111,  pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece of the Duke of Nassau. [Bound with] Huber, Ulrik. De Jure Civitatis Libri Tres. Editio, Plus Tertia Parte, Nova Faciem Operis Oratio Praemissa & Argumenta Capitum in Calce Subjecta Exhibent. Franeker: Apud Johannem Gyselaar, 1684. [xxxviii], 605,  pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing with light wear to extremities, corners bumped, joints starting at head, front hinge cracked, later owner bookplate to front pastedown. Woodcut title vignettes, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text. Faint early owner annotations to endleaves, title page of Ratione Juris and a few other leaves in both works. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. $750. * Ratione Juris, first edition; Jure Civitatis, third edition. Huber was a well-known Dutch jurist and professor at the Universities of Franeker, Utrecht and Leyden. He was also a judge in Friesland and the author of numerous legal works on Roman and Roman-Dutch law including Heedendaagse Rechtsgeleertheyt (1686), which was later translated as The Jurisprudence of My Time. He was as important in his day as Grotius. Huber's work was renowned for his humanism and knowledge of life. It remains influential in South African law. Ratione Juris is an essay on legal reasoning. A second edition was published in 1688. First published in 1672, his influential Jure Civitatis examines public law through perspectives drawn from jurisprudence and political science. As one would expect, Roman, canon and natural-law principles play a leading role. The laws of the Dutch states are also considered, though less extensively. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 86 (5, 11).
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