Notable Sixteenth-Century Treatises on Presumption, Legal Writing and the Corpus Juris Civilis Alciati, Andrea[s] [1492-1550]. Nicolas, Jean [16th C.], Editor. Tractatus de Praesumptionibus, Cum Annotationibus, & Argumentis Ioan. Nicolai Arelatani I.V.D. Index Praeterea Copiosissimus in Fine Operis Adiectus. Lyon: Apud Haeredes Iacobi Iuntae, 1551. 415,  pp. [Bound with] Raymundus, Jean (Joannes). Epistolarum Legalium, In Quibus Varii Iuris Articuli Continentur, Libri Tres. Scholijs, In Gratiam Ivuenum Singulas Epistolas Illustrantibus, Adiectis. Lyon: Apud Gulielmum Rouillium, 1549. 174,  pp. [And] Oldendorp, Johann [1488-1567]. Titulorum Iuris Civilis Index, Pristinae Respondens Gravitati. Imperatorum, Ac Jurisconsultorum Catalogus. Item, Regulae Iuris, Ad Locos Communes Redactae. Lyon: Apud Seb. Gryphium, 1551. 142 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary limp vellum derived from a manuscript leaf. Moderate soiling and staining, wear to spine ends, chip near center of spine, lower corner of front cover mostly perished, fore-edge of rear cover worn, fore-edges of nine preceding leaves with diminishing degrees of wear and no loss to text, front hinge partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, early owner signature to title page of Tractatus, brief early annotations in a few other places. $1,850. * Tractatus: later edition; Epistolarum, only edition; Titulorum: second edition. An important Italian humanist and professor of law at Avignon, Bologna, Milan, Padua, Ferrara and Bourges, Alciati was one of the most renowned jurists of his day. His work was deeply influential for generations. His commentaries and notes are based on lectures delivered during the years when he was a law professor in Avignon (1518-1522). They were edited by his students and colleagues, such as Nicolas. First published in 1542, his Tractatus de Praesumptionibus discusses the Roman law of presumption, that is, situations in which a particular fact can be made without proof. Raymundus's Epistolarum Legalium is an essay on legal writing and the proper forms of legal instruments. Little is known about its author. The final book in this volume is Oldendorp's Titulorum Iuris Civilis, a popular digest of the Corpus Juris Civi.
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