Two Distinguished Commentaries on Roman Law Doneau, Hugues [1527-1591]. Commentarii ad Titulum Digestorum de Verborum Obligationibus: Praepositae Sunt Singulis Legibus et Paragraphis Summae, Capita Rerum Unoquoque Loco Tractatarum Commode et Fideliter Indicantes: Adjecto Omnium in hoc Opere Contentorum Indice Triplici, Eoque Accuratissime Confecto. Frankfurt: [Apud Joannem Feyerabendt, Impensis Sigismundi Feyerabendts], 1577. [vi], 266,  ff. Lacking ff. 198-199. Main text in Parallel columns. Copperplate pictorial title page. [Bound with] Pinhel, Aires [16th c.]. Soarez de Ribeira, Manuel [16th c.], Editor. In Constitutiones Cod. de Bon. Maternis: Itemque ad Rubric. & Leg. Secundam Cod. De Rescind. Vendit. Commentarii Amplissimi, & Doctissimi: In Quibus Omnia, Quae Quidem ad Maternae Successionnis Iura Pertinent: Quaeque Etiam in Rescindendis Venditionibus a Doctoribus Tradita & Servari Debent, Accurate Feliciterque Explicantur. Hac Postreme Editione Summa Diligentia Castigata, & Annotationibus Emanuelis Soarez a Ribeira Illustrata, Quibusdam Etiam Adiunctis Locupletata, Quae his Notis  Inclusimus. Cum Indice Rerum & Verborum Copiosissimo. Lyon: Sumptibus Philippi Tinghi Florentini, 1576. [xii], 428,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-3/4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Moderate soiling, some rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped with minor chipping, some chipping to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front free endpaper edgeworn and partially detached, bottom edge removed below image. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining, minor worming in a few places (with no loss to text). Early signatures and annotations to front free endpaper and title page of Commentarii ad Titulum Digestorum, interior otherwise clean. $1,500. * Doneau: first edition; Pinhel: later edition. Doneau was a French humanist jurist and scholar. A worthy antagonist of Cujas, he applied the latest philological methods to Roman law and attempted to organize its texts in a systematic fashion. A staunch Calvinist, he fled France after the St. Bartholomew's Night Massacre. He went on to become a professor at the Universities of Heidelberg and Leiden, where his teaching and numerous studies made.
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