Sixteenth-Century Editions of Three Classic Legal Reference Works Haloander, Gregor [1501-1531], Editor. [Wernherus of Schussenried (15th. C.]. [Azo, Portius (fl. 1150-1230)]. Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas in Utroque Iure tam Civili Quam Pontifico Occurrentes, Nunc Recens Diligentius quam Antehac Recognitus atque in Lucem Aeditus. Cui in Gratiam et Usum Iuris Candidatorum Recenti Studio Accessere Lugum Flosculi, Nunc Demum Integritati Suae Restituti. Brocardica Iuris, Seu Verius Communes Iurium Sententia, Serie Alphabetica Digesta, & Repurgata. Cologne: Apud Petrum Horst, 1577. 163 ff. Three parts with continuous pagination. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, later hand-lettered paper title label to spine, edges rouged. Moderate soiling, a few inkspots to front board, binding slightly cocked, light wear to corners, hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, light browning in places, light foxing to some leaves. Tiny early owner signature to head of title page, "Num. 15" in same hand to front pastedown, some leaves have early underlining, tick marks and brief annotations. Ex-library. Shelf label to foot of spine, small inkstamp to front free endpaper. An attractive copy. $1,500. * This book collects three important early legal reference works. First published around 1476, Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas is a dictionary of abbreviations compiled by the fifteenth-century jurist Wernherus of Schussenried. First published in 1497, Flores Legum is an anonymous collection of maxims arranged alphabetically. Attributed to Portius Azo, the Brocardia Iuris is a legal handbook. These three titles were often published together or bound together by owners. OCLC locates 6 copies of this imprint on North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, UT-Austin). Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts M5761.
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