Aldobrandini's Classic Edition of the Institutes in a Handsome Contemporary Binding [Justinian I (483-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. [Accorso, Francisco (Accursius) (c.1182-c.1260), Glosses]. Aldobrandini, Sylvestro [1499-1558], Editor. Institutiones Iuris Civilis a Sylvestro Aldobrandino Nunc Tertio Recognite Emendateq[ue], Ac Utilissimis Annotationibus non Antehac Editis Illustrate; Casus Etiam Cuiq[ue] Paragrapho Adhibiti Sunt Aptissimis Dubitandi & Decidendi Rationibus Exornati, Una cum Brevi Narratione Eorum, Que ex Singulis Paragraphis sunt Annotanda; Glossis Obscurioribus Clara Subiecta est Interpretatio, [Et] Ubicunque Accursius a Doctoribus Improbatur, Ibi Lectorem, Ne Falsa Imbuatur Doctrina, Fideliter Admoneri cur Animus; Index Preterea Rerum et Verbor[um] Accuratius Accuratius...; Que Autem hac Tertia Editione Adiecta sunt vel in Melius Reformata Asterisco Prenotata Invenientur. Venice: Apud Iuntas, 1552. [lvi], 366,  ff. Main text in parallel columns surrounded by linear gloss in parallel columns. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary paneled vellum richly blindtooled on wooden boards, with brass clasps. "I S W" and "1554" stamped to front board. Moderate soiling, some rubbing to extremities. Text printed in red and black, large Giunta fleur-de-lis device to title page, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning, early annotations to rear endleaf, later owner signature to front free endpaper, occasional tiny marks to text, light soiling to title page. A notably handsome copy. $1,950. * First published by Giunta in 1534, Aldobrandini's edition, which includes the gloss of Accursius, went through several editions into the seventeenth century. It was one of the most popular and influential early editions of the Institutes. Aldobrandini, who edited this edition and added notes and additional glosses, was a Florentine jurisconsult and the author of an important commentary on the Institutes. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. It has four books: the Code, Novels, Institutes and Digest. Intended for students, the Institutes is a synopsis of the reformed legal system. Censimento Nazionale dell.
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