One of the Great Legal Works of the Medieval Era Placentinus, Petrus [d.1192]. Rhodius, Nikolaus [fl. 1530-1535], Editor. In Codicis Dn. Iustiniani Sacratissimi Principis ex Repetita Praelectione Libros IX. Summa a Placentino Legum Interprete Excellentissimo Ante 400. Ferme Annos Conscripta et nunc Primum in Lucem Aedita. Accessit Praeterea Index Geminus, In quo Omnes Huius Summae Tituli, Non tam Secundum Librorum, Quam Secundum Alphabeti Ordinem, Pulcherrime Demonstrantur. Mainz: [In Officina Iuonis Schoeffer], 1536. [xxviii], 454,  pp. [Bound with] Zasius, Ulrich [1461-1535]. Freige, Nicolaus (and Others), Editor. In Usus Feudorum Epitome, Ordine Et Utilitate Commendabilis. Eiusdem Orationes Aliquot Disertae, Tum in Laudem Legum, Tum Funebres. Basel: Apud Io. Bebelium, 1535. [xxiv], 174,  pp. [And] Aytta, Wigle van [1507-1577]. Commentaria Viglii Zuichemi Phrysii in Decem Titulos Institutionum Iuris Civilis, Quibus Omnia Pene Testamentorum Iura Eleganter ac Dilucide Explicantur. Titulorum Catalogum Sequens pagina Indicabit. Basel: In Officina Frobeniana, 1534. [viii], 192,  pp. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, eighteenth-century speckled paper, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, ties lacking (possibly removed when the spine was "modernized"). Light soiling, a few minor worm holes, moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to paper covering spine, corners bumped, front endleaves lacking, front hinge cracked, minor worming to rear pastedown and free endpaper, which has some edgewear and a chip to its top-edge near the gutter. Notably elegant woodcut initials in all three titles. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, light soiling to title pages, lower margin trimmed from title page of Codicis with no loss to text. $4,500. * Only edition: Codicis; first edition: Usus Feudorum, Commentaria. Written around 1180, Placentinus's exposition of Justinian's Code (then believed to contain 9 books) was one of the great legal works of the medieval era. Rhodius's edition was the first printed version of this work. Zasius's Usus Feudorum, his last work, is a study of feudal land law, Aytta's Commentaria is a study of the Title X of the Justinian's Institutes, "Concerning the Execution of Wills."
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