Important Commentary on the Digest Wesenbeck, Mattaeus [1531-1586]. In Pandectas Iuris Civilis et Codicis Iustinianei Lib. IIX. [sic] Commentarii: Hi Quidem Nunquam Antea Editi: Illi sub Paratitlorum Nomine Iam Saepius, Ob Diligentem Recognitionem et Insignem Accessionem Novis Similes Prodeunt. Cum Indice Gemino. Basel: Per Eusebium Episcopium, et Nicolai Fr. Haeredes, 1579. [viii], 386, ; 82,  pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Folio (13-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum ties, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Light soiling and rubbing to extremities, early repair to fore-edge of rear board, minor wear to corners. Large woodcut printer devices to title pages and final leaf of Part I, a few woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, a bit heavier in places, spotting and minor worming to a few leaves. Early owner signature to head of title page, annotations and underlining in similar hand to a few passages, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A handsome copy. $850. * Fifth edition. Also known as the Paratitla in Pandectas, this is an important section-by-section commentary on the Digest and Code of the Corpus Juris Civilis by a leading Belgian humanist jurist and long-serving rector of the law faculty of the University of Wittenberg. A popular and influential study, it went through 34 editions in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and France. The first edition was published in 1563, the last in 1669. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juriudica 188.
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