A Sixteenth-Century "Nutshell" of Roman, Feudal and Canon Law Wesenbeck (Wesembeke), Matthaeus [1531-1586]. Oeconomia Iuris. Leipzig: Curante Ernesto Voegelino [Imprimebatur per Andream Schneider, Typis Vogelianis, 1571]. [ii], 383,  pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary paneled vellum, gilt-stamped early owner name (Cancell: Mari: Burg/ 1681) and faint tiny early signature to front board, raised bands, later calf lettering and small paper shelf label to spine, ties lacking. Light soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor worm holes to rear board, corners bumped, front free endpaper lacking, front hinge cracked, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning to text, light soiling and a small inkspot title page, early ink (library?) annotation to front pastedown. $1,850. * First edition. Wesenbeck, a leading Belgian humanist jurist who taught at the Universities of Jena and Wittenberg, was a distinguished and prolific scholar of Roman law with a pan-European reputation. A posthumous eight-volume collection of his consilia was published from 1611 to 1624. First published in 1571, Oeconomia Iuris is summary of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the Libri Feudorum and the Corpus Juris Canonici with notes and correspondences. Its final edition was published in 1625. Verzeichnissen der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts W2131.
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