1507 Lyon Imprint of an Important Early Law Dictionary in a Handsome Contemporary Binding [Jodocus of Erfurt, Attributed]. [Caccialupe, Giovanni Battista (d. 1496)]. Vocabularius Perutilis Utriusq[ue] Iuris [Juris] tam Civilis Q[uam] Canonici. [Lyon: Jean Barbier and Jean Petit, September 7, 1507].  ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary blind-tooled half-pigskin over wooden boards, pigskin clasp with brass buckle present and intact, faint later location numbers and faint fragment of later paper shelf label, to spine, early vellum thumb-tabs. A few minor spots and worm-holes, light soiling, spine ends bumped, some wear to clasp, later armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Large woodcut Petit device to title page, crible initials throughout. Light toning to text, a few minor worm holes, annotations in early hand to a few passages, small clear tear to fore-edge of title page. A handsome copy of a scarce imprint. $7,500. * First published around 1474 and attributed to Jodocus of Erfurt, this popular legal dictionary went through more than 70 editions over the next 150 years. The definitions are mostly derived from the Vocabularius Stuttgardiensis (1432), the Collectio Terminorum Legalium (c. 1400), and the Introductorium pro Studio Sacrorum Canonum of Hermann von Schildesch (c. 1330). Appended to this edition of the Vocabularius is Caccialupe's Tractatus de Modo Studendi, an essay on legal study. OCLC locates 1 copy of this imprint (Bibliotheque Nationale de France). This imprint not in Adams. Seckel, Beitrage zur Geschichte beider Rechte im Mittelalter 306-322.
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