Commentary on the Institutes by a Notable Dutch Humanist Zoes, Hendrik [1571-1627]. Andreas, Valerius [1588-1655], Editor. Commentarius ad Institutionum Juris Civilis Libros IV. Brevis, Analiticus, Methodicus. Quaestionibus Controversis Passim Insertis: Cum Additionibus Perpetuis, Wx Jure Potissimum Consuetudinario Harem Vicinarumque Provinciarum, Auctire Valeria Andrea, Desselio. Louvain: Typis Hieronymi Nempaei, 1653. [xii], 758,  pp. Quarto (10" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges and later cloth ties, marbled paper pasted to boards, spine, with later lettering piece and gilt author name, colored to resemble calf, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, which have some minor worming, along with the hinges. Title page, with large woodcut printer device, printed in red and black, some worming to pastedpwns. Moderate toning to text, somehwt heavier in places. Neat early underlining in a few places, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Stamps to endleaves and a few other places. An appealing copy of a scarce title. $950. * First edition. Zoes was a notable Dutch humanist jurist, later the rector of the University of Louvain. His commentaries on the Code, Digest and Institutes of Justinian and the Decretals of Gregory IX were highly regarded works that went through several editions. All editions of Institutionum are scarce. No copies of this edition located on OCLC. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 197.
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