A Durable Work by a Renowned Saxon Jurist Coler, Matthias [1530-1587]. Tractatus de Processibus Executivis, In Causis Civilibus et Pecuniariis, Accommodatus Passim ad Practicam Fori Saxonici. Cui in Fine Adiectus est Index Verborum & Rerum, Quae in hoc Opere Continentur, Copiosus. Jena: Excudebat Tobias Steinman, 1586. [xvi], 812,  pp. Folio (13" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, blind rules to boards, somewhat later black-stamped ornaments to boards and spine, which has an early hand-lettered title. Light soiling and a few minor stains, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped and lightly worn, small later private-library bookplate to front pastedown, lower section of pastedown and front free endpaper lacking, minor worming to rear hinge. Moderate toning to text, a few leaves have early annotations and underlining, later annotations to front endleaves. A nice copy overall. $1,250. * First edition. Coler, a professor at the Universities of Jena and Leipzig and chancellor to the prince of Anhalt, was a renowned authority on civil law. Tractatus de Processibus Executivas addresses executions, exceptions and the limitation of actions under canon law and the civil law of Saxony. It went through five more editions, the last one in 1718. All editions of this title are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the 1586 imprint, 1 in North America (Yale Law School). Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 4:403. Verzeichnissen der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts C4540.
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