Three Classic Legal Reference Works Printed Circa 1500 [Legal Reference]. Flores Legum. [Paris: Etienne Jehannot for Jean Petit, c.1500].  ff. Collation: [a8], b-g8 h4. 30-31-line text. [Bound with] Brocardica Iuris. [Paris: Andre Bocard, for E., J. And G. de Marnef, [c. 1503].  ff. Collation: a-e8. 32-line text. [And] Tudeschis, Niccolo de, Archbishop (Abbas Panoramitanus) [1386-1445]. [Auerbach, Johannes de (d. 1469) Editor]. Processus Iudiciarius Panormitani Noviter Correctus et Emendatus cum Multis Additionibus in Locis Oportunis Insertis. [Paris: Impressa per Magistrum Nicolaum de la Barre for Jean Petit, August 4, 1505].  ff. Collation: a-o8. 32-line text. Octavo 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" (13 x 8 cm). Contemporary flexible vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge. Large woodcut printer devices to title pages. Light soiling and a few minor stains to boards, spine darkened, light rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, some edgewear to first four leaves of Flores Legum and final eight leaves of Processus Iudiciarius, early annotations to front endleaf, additional brief annotations in same hand to approximately 20 other leaves. A handsome volume comprising three rare imprints. $7,500. * This volume containing three classic reference works was probably compiled by a law student or layman. The Flores Legum is an anonymous collection of legal terms, maxims and other definitions in a condensed format arranged for easy reference. Copies were often bound with the Brocardica Iuris. Originally attributed to Portius Azo, it is a legal handbook for students and laymen. The Processus Iudiciarius is a handbook on procedure in the canon and civil courts. Tudeschis, a cleric and one of the most prolific and formidable legal scholars of his generation, earned the nickname 'lucerna juris' (lamp of the law). All three works were first printed in the fourteenth century. Notably popular and durable works, all went through several later editions. Flores Legum, Brocardica Iuris: Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 10066, V Sp.558a; Processus Iudiciarius: Universal Short-Title Catalogue 182665.
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