Two Scarce Titles on Roman Law Bound Together Gentili, Scipione [1563-1616]. De Jurisdictione Libri III. Ad Sereni . Principem Fridericum IV. Electorem; Cum Indice Gemino. Frankfurt: Apud Haeredes Claudii Marnii, 1613. [xvi], 475,  pp. [Bound with] Doneau, Hugues [1527-1591]. [Gentili, Scipione, Editor]. Opuscula Postuma. Et Aliorum Quaedam. Ex Bibliotheca Scip. Gentilis. Iurisc. Hanover: Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium & Heredes Ioannis Aubrii, 1604. [xx], 484,  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered titles to spine. Light soiling, spine ends bumped, light wear to corners, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, residue from bookplate to front pastedown, crack in text block between front endleaf and title page of De Jurisdictione. Moderate toning to text, contemporary annotations in a few places, later annotations dated 1811 to endleaves, recent owner signature to front endleaf. $1,650. * Jurisdictione, second and final edition; Opuscula, first edition. This volume collects two scarce titles on Roman law. Gentili, a brother of Alberico Gentili, was an eminent law professor and legal scholar. Held in high esteem all over Europe, his fame probably surpassed that of his brother during his lifetime. As indicated by its title, De Jurisdictione is a study of jurisdiction, more specifically, legal authority and power. Its first edition was published in 1601. Doneau, or Donellus, was a French humanist jurist and scholar. An antagonist of Cujas, his only real peer, he applied the latest philological methods to Roman law and attempted to organize its texts in a systematic fashion. Derived by a manuscript owned by Gentili, Doneau's Opuscula is a collection of writings. Most of these deal with the Codex Justinianus. Later editions were published in 1609, 1766 and 1768. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1613 edition of Jurisdictione in North America (Harvard Law School, Yale Law School), 2 copies of the 1613 edition of Opuscula (Boston College Law School, Stanford University). Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 1:059186R, 23:315652U.
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