A Scarce Treatise on the Customary Law of a Region of the Netherlands Goris, Lambert [d. 1651]. Commentatio ad Tres & Viginti Priores Titulos Reformatae Consuetudinis Velaviae Ejusque Orae ad Ripam Isulae Fluminis, Partium Ducatus Gelriae & Comitatus Zutphaniae, Cum Translatione Latina Textus Vernaculi: In Qua, A Caeteris Ejusdem Provinciae ad Finitimorum Aliorumque Populorum Legibus ac Moribus, Tum Jurecommuni & Hujus Interpretibus Aliisq; Bonis Autoribus Praedicta Consuetudo, & In Universum Totius Gelriae Mores Illustrantur & Explicantur, Cum Enodatione Difficilium Aliquot Quaestionum Juris. Summaria Passim Sunt Inserta cum Duplici Indice tum Capitum tum Rerum & Verborum Memorabilium. Nijmegen: Ex Typographia Nicolai ab Hervelt, 1645. [xxiv], 428, , 20,  pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title and publication date to spine. Negligible light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped, rear hinge cracked, final signature of text block beginning to detach (but still secure), vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places. $750. * First edition. This is a commentary on the customary law of Veluwe, a region in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. In the seventeenth century it was prized for its game, forests and other natural resources. Goris was an practicing attorney, state official and law professor. He was, says the Geldersche Consultatien, "a great and jurist." Two other editions his commentary were published in 1664 in Arnheim and Nijmegen. All editions of the book are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy of the first edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Geldersche Consultatien cited in Roberts, A South African Legal Bibliography 135. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 64.
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