Copy of a Rare Commentary on Roman Law by a Distinguished Professor from the University of Toulouse with Early Annotations Fernand, Berenger. Libri Quinque Antehac in Lucem Editi, Recens Vero ab Eodemendati et Multo Locupletiores Redditi: Quibus Sextum de Futura Conventionali Successione Pacta Complexum Adjuxit, Opera Crede, Jurisprudentiae Studiosis cum Utilia, Tum Maxime Jucunda. Toulouse: Apud Lodoicum Yvernage, Io. Iagourt & Ia. Colomies, 1552. [xxiv], 519,  pp. Five parts with continuous paginaition, Parts II-VI preceded by divisional title pages. Main text in parallel columns. Seven full-page woodcut tables of descent and consanguinity. Quarto (10" x 7"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and later gilt title to spine, spine ends mended, speckled edges. Some rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities, rear hinge starting, minor worming to rear pastedown, a few minor worm holes to text block. Large woodcut decorated initials. Moderate toning, minor tears to a few leaves, faint dampstaining to margins, underlining, brief annotations and manicules in an early hand throughout text, some affected slightly by trimming or edgewear, which is heaviest in the preliminary leaves, brief early annotations and owner signature to title page. $6,500. * First edition. Fernand was the professor of civil law at the University of Toulouse, the second oldest university in France. He was an expert on issues concerning family law law, which is the topic of the first and final sections of Libri Quinque Antehac. The other sections address topic sin property, possession and contracts. A second edition was published in 1601. Both editions are rare. OCLC locates no copies of either in North America. Not in the USTC. Megret and Desgraves, Repertoire Bibliographique des Livres Imprimes en France au Seizieme Siecle 82.
Book number 69593