Interleaved Copy Annotated by a French Nobleman [Justinian I (485-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. Hotman, Francois [1524-1590], Editor. Digestorum seu Pandectarum Libri Quinquaginta ex Pandectis Florentinis Nuper in Lucem Emissis, Quoadeius Fieri Potuit, Repraesentati, & In Septem Partes Justiniani Sententia Distincti, Adjectis Brevibus Francisci Hotomanni Parisiensis I.C. Clarissimi Summariis. Paris: Apud Guilielmum Merlin in ponte nummulariorum et Guilielmum Desboys, 1562. [civ], 258 pp. Interleaved. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary vellum, armorial devices to boards, lettering piece to spine. Soiling and a few stains and minor nicks, some wear to spine ends, pastedowns loose, a few chips to vellum along fore-edge of front board, early owner bookplate to front pastedown, early owner signature dated 1729 to front free endpaper, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, occasional faint dampstaining to foot of text block. Annotations in neat contemporary hand, some quite extensive, to several leaves and about a third of the interleaves, occasional early underlining. $750. * This volume is first of a seven-volume edition of the Novels, one of the four components of the Corpus Juris Civilis. It belonged to a French noble, Charles Du Ruisseau, "in supremo senatu Patroni." Excepting one page in Latin in a different hand, the annotations, most likely by Du Ruisseau, are in French. Mostly analytical, they reflect considerable engagement with the text. Several include cross-references and references to other sections of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
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