Two Introductory Works by an Important Sixteenth-Century Humanist Jurist Wesenbeck, Mattaeus [1531-1586]. Exempla Iurisprudentiae. Leipzig: [Georgius Defnerus Imprimebat], 1585. [xvi], 240 pp. [Bound with] Wesenbeck, Mattaeus. Prolegomena Iurisprudentiae: De Finibus & Ratione Studiorum Librisq[ue] Iuris. Leipzig: Imprimebat Georgius Defnerus, 1584. [viii], 167,  pp. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Light soiling and rubbing to extremities, pastedowns excised, minor worming in a few places (with no loss to legibility). Light browning to text. Early owner annotation to front endleaf, his signature to foot of title page, internally clean. $1,250. * Exempla: third and final edition; Prolegomena: only edition (as an independent work). Wesenbeck, a leading Belgian humanist jurist who taught at the Universities of Jena and Wittenberg, was a distinguished and prolific scholar of Roman law with a pan-European reputation. A posthumous eight-volume collection of his consilia was published from 1611 to 1624. Our volume collects two books on jurisprudence for students. Exempla, a volume of legal points, was first published in 1573. Prolegomena, an introductory work on the law, was originally a section of the 1566 edition of Paratitla in Pandectas Iuris Civilis. Both titles are scarce. Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts W2138, W2146.
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