A Respected Edition of the Novels Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Holoander, Gregor [1501-1531], Editor and Annotator. Scrimger, Henry [1506-1572], Editor and Annotator. Novellarum Constitutionu[m] DN. Iustiniani Principis Volumen, Quod Authenticon Vocant, Gregorio Haloandro Interprete, Ad Scrimgerianam Editionem Diligenter Collatum, Ac Sedulo Emendatum: Cui Accesserunt Canones Apostolorum. Feudorum Libri Duo. Constitutiones Lothari III. & Friderichi II. Impp. Extravagantes Henrici VII. Imp. Tractatus de Pace Constantiae: Et Nunc Recens Iustiniani Imperatoris Edicta, Henrico Agylaeo Interprete. Paris: Apud Gulielmum Merlin, 1562. [viii], 332,  ff. Last leaf blank. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary vellum, blind panels enclosing large blind arabesques to boards, pastedowns renewed. Negligible light soiling, boards slightly bowed, spine ends bumped, owner signature clipped from upper corner of front free endpaper, later owner annotation to following endleaf, early owner signature to head of title page. Moderate toning to text, a few chips and some edgewear to front endleaves. $1,250. * Along with the Institutes, Code and Digest, the Novels is one of the writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis. The first three books were commissioned by the Justinian I in 530CE. The Code is the restated code of law, the Digest is a compilation of legal opinions and the Institutes is an introductory textbook on the Code. The Novels is a compilation of laws enacted after the publication of the Code. The subsequent influence of these books on European jurisprudence is difficult to overestimate. Haloander was one of the great sixteenth-century authorities on Roman law. His edition of the Novels includes the Peace of Constantine (Edict of Milan), the act that recognized the legitimacy of Christianity in the Roman Empire, edicts of the Holy Roman Emperors Henry VII [reigned 1165-1197] and Frederick II [reigned 1194-1250] and a collection of papal legislation falsely attributed to Pope Clement I [reigned 88-99CE], the so-called "False Decretals." Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe J685.
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