A Fifteenth-Century Legal Reference Library Schussenried, Werner von [et al.] Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas in Utroq[ue] Iure, Sive Processus Iuris. [Strasbourg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner), 9 August 1490].  ff. Text in parallel columns. Collation: a8 b6 c8 d6 e8 f-v6. Complete. [Bound with] Guido de Cumis. Casus Longi Super Institutis. [Strasbourg: Johann Pruss, about 1488-1493].  ff. Text in parallel columns. Collation: A8 B-K6 L8 M6 N8. Lacking final blank leaf. Folio (11-1/4" x 8-1/4"; 29 x 21 cm). Contemporary paneled pigskin, raised bands to spine, pigskin clasps with pigskin straps and brass hardware, lower strap and clasp renewed, faint hand-lettered early title to head of front board. Moderate soiling, several worm holes to boards and spine, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, section of rear pastedown renewed. Light toning, several worm holes and a few worm tracks to text block with no loss to legibility, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, some edgewear to corners of the first four leaves of Modus Legendi and final 23 leaves of Casus Longi, light soiling to title pages, later owner inscription to front free endpaper, "33" in later hand to title page of Modus Legendi, later doodles to rear endleaf. $12,000. * This volume collects a group of classic medieval and early-modern texts. The Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas is a dictionary of abbreviations compiled by Wernherus von Schussenried. It is accompanied by the Processus Juciarius of Johannes Auerbach, a handbook on procedure, the Tractatus de Praesumptionibus of Bartolo of Sassoferrato (attributed to Auerbach in this edition), a treatise on legal reasoning and conjecture, the Summa Qualiter Notorii and Tractatus Notariatus of Dominicus of Vicentina, handbooks on notaries and legal process, the Defensorium Juris of Gerardus of Rheinau, a handbook on defense procedure, the Tractatus Exceptionum of Pope Innocent IV, a treatise on jurisdictional authority between higher and lower-ranking members of clergy, the Tractatus Praescriptionum of Dinus of Mugello, a study of land tenure in Roman law, the Arbitris et Arbitratoribus of Petrus Jacobus of Montepessulano, a handbook on arbitration, the Diff.
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