Legal Maxims from the Corpus Juris Civilis [Roman Law]. [Corpus Juris Civilis]. De Diversis Regulis Iuris Antiqui, Pandectarum Libri Quinquagesimi Titulus Septimus Decimus, Cum Tusco, Aut ex eo Ducto, Accurate Collatus & Emendatus: Capitibus Omnibus, Cum suis Inscriptionibus, Suo Etiam Ordini Restitutis. In Eundem Titulum Vetus, Sed Incerto Autore, Brevis & Elegans Commentarius: Nisu to Placentinum esse Dixeris, Eo Argumento, Quod Sequenti Pagina Proponitur. Paris: Apud Carolum Stephanum, Typographum Regium, 1557. 128,  pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary vellum with later vellum rebacking, endpapers renewed. Light soiling, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, boards slightly bowed. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, minor wear to corners of text block, brief early annotations to a few leaves. An appealing wide-margined copy of a rare imprint. $2,500. * "De Regulis Juris Antiqui," Book 50, Title 17 of the Digest of the Corpus Juris Civilis is an anthology of significant pre-Justinianic legal maxims with commentary by prominent jurisconsults. It inspired numerous later commentaries during the later middle ages and Renaissance. This attractively printed pocket edition with anonymous commentary is a reissue of an Etienne imprint from 1552. OCLC locates 2 copies, none in North America. Not in Adams or the STC French. Universal Short-Title Catalogue 152236.
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