A Rare Sixteenth-Century Edition of an Important Set of Praetorian Edicts Salvius, Julianus [d.c. 169 CE]. Ranchin, Guillaume [1559-1605], Editor. Edictum Perpetuum a Salvio Juliano Jurisc. Compositum. A Gulielmo Ranchino in Monspeliensi Schola Antecessore, & In Suprema Subsidiorum Curia Occitana Fisci Advocato, Restitutum. Paris: In Officina Plantiniana, 1597. [xxviii], 78, ; [xii], 88, 80 pp. Two parts in one, the second in two parts, both with title page and individual paginations. Part two is a work by Ranchin titled Variarum Lectionum Libri Tres. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Seventeenth-century calf, gilt rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, speckled edges. A few minor nicks and scuffs, moderate rubbing to extremities, front board just beginning to separate, but quite secure, corners bumped, rear hinge cracked. Light toning to text, foxing to first half of text block. An attractive copy of a rare imprint. $1,850. * First edition. Ordered by Emperor Hadrian, the Edictum Perpetuum is the definitive establishment of the praetorian edicts as revised by the second-century Roman jurist Salvius Julianus. This final revision was permanent; the right of the praetors to modify it was abolished. The text of this important first edition was edited by Ranchin, a French jurist and professor of law in Montpellier, who has added his a set of comments printed as side-notes. The second part, Variarum Lectionum Libri Tres, is a collection of brief essays by Ranchin on various legal themes and classical texts. The first edition of this work is rare. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (Harvard Law School). We located 2 other copies (Emory University Enoch Pratt Free Library). ? Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 393, 1101. Universal Short-Title Catalogue 146571.
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