Studies of Feudal Law by a Notable Humanist Scholar-Jurist Giffen, Hubert van [1534-1604]. Olemann, Konrad [Active 1578-1587]. Antinomiae Iuris Feudalis, Sive Disputationes XI. Ex Huberti Giphanii IC. Summi, Sacr. Caesar. Maiestat. Consiliarii, &c., Praelectionibus Desumptae. Quibus Artificiosa Methodo Medulla Totius Iuris Feudalis Continetur: Additis Ex Toto Iure Obiectionibus, Solutionibus & Explicationibus, Iisdemque Certum in Ordinem Redactis Ab Eximio D. Conrado Olemmanno IC. S. Opus Iurium Studiosis, Respondentibus, Opponentibus ac in Foro Versantibus, Utilissimum & Apprime Necessarium. Accessit Demum Tractatus Feudalis D. Huberti Giphanii IC. Elegantissimus, Brevi & Succincta Methodo Ius Omnefeudorum & Controversia Dilucide Explicans. Frankfurt: Typis Nicolai Hoffmanni, Impensis Iohannis Iacobi Porsii, 1606. [iv], 195, ; 99,  pp. Two parts, each individual pagination. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary paneled pigskin over beveled boards, raised bands and faint later hand-lettered title to spine, early owner initials and date (1618) black-stamped to front board, edges rouged, clasps lacking, catches present. Light soiling and a few minor stains, moderate rubbing to spine ends and corners, a few partial cracks to text block. Light browning to text, negligible faint dampstaining to head of text block above text, minor worming to foot of title page. A handsome copy. $1,500. * Second edition. Giffen was an important Dutch humanist, philologist, jurist and authority on Roman law who taught at the universities of Altdorf, Ingolstadt and Prague. Antinomiae Iuris Feudalis was first published in 1605. It is a collection of 11 essays on feudal law topics, such as inheritance and contracts based, presumably, on earlier research by Olemann. Later editions were published in 1647 and 1666. All are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, Yale). Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 3:309631N.
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