Rare 1514 Basel Imprint of Brant's Classic Guide to Legal Study Brant, Sebastian [1458-1521]. Caccialupi, Giovanni Battista [c. 1420-1496]. [Graf, Urs (c.1485-c. 1513), Title Page Border]. Expositiones Sive Declaratio[n]es Omnium Titulo[r]um Iuris tam Civilis Q[uam] Canonici per Sebastianum B[r]ant Collecte et Revise. De Modo Studendi in Utroq[ue] Jure. Cum Nominibus Om[nium] Scribetiu[m] in Iure. [Basel: Adam Petri von Langendorf], 1514.  ff. Quarto (8" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary morocco incorporating sections of contemporary paneled calf over wooden boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hasps present, one detached, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and some wormholes to contemporary sections, front hinge cracked. Title page, with woodcut architectural border by Graf, printed in red and black. Light to moderate toning, minor worming in places with no loss to legibility, light soiling to title page, faint dampstaining to margins and some edgewear to title page and following six leaves, dampstaining and a few chips to edges of final two leaves. $4,000. * Remembered today as the author of the moral and satirical Narrenschiff (The Ship of Fools), Brant was also a highly regarded law professor and state official. First published in 1490, and Brant's only original legal work, Expositiones was a popular, highly regarded introduction to the Corpus Juris Canonici and Corpus Juris Civilis. According to Stintzing-Landsberg, it is a useful guide to contemporary legal pedagogy in the Holy Roman Empire. Our edition also includes an equally renowned introductory textbook that Brant held in high regard: Caccialupi's Tractatus de Modo Studendi in Utroque Iure, which offers a basic history and outline of Europe's legal systems and advice on study methods. OCLC locates 6 copies, none in North America. Stintzing-Landsberg, Geschichte der Deutschen Rechtswissenschaft I:94. Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts B7055.
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