A Rare Treatise on Notaries Bound to a Classic Study of Debtor and Creditor in Roman Law [Notaries]. [Holy Roman Empire]. Ars Notariatus Sive Tabellionum Libri Duo. His Accesserunt Tractatus Clausularum, Cum Aliis Utilissimis, Qui de Iuris Apicibus Esse Dicuntur (Quos Sequens Pagella Indicabit) Summa Studio Post Omnes Omnium Editiones Aucti, Recogniti, Ac Exactissima Diligentia Emendati. Indici Locupletiss. Iam Recend Adiecto. Cologne: Apud Ioannem Birckmannum, & Theodorum Baumium, 1570. [xiii], 402,  ff. [Bound with] Peck, Peter [1529-1589]. De Iure Sistendi et Manuum Iniectione Quam Vulgo Arrestationem Vocant Succincta Explicatio. Editio Tertia, Multis Capitibus & Locis Aucta. Cologne: Apud Ioannem Gymnicum, 1581. 263,  pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, large images of Lady Justice (front) and Lady Fortune (rear) to center of each board, raised bands and faint hand-lettered titles to spine. Boards slightly bowed, some rubbing and light soiling, spine darkened, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, front free endpaper lacking, minor worming to rear hinge. Moderate toning to text, light foxing and brief early annotations and underlining to some leaves in each work, title page of Ars Notariatus has light soiling, minor edgewear, a few tiny stains and early owner inscription (with offsetting to front pastedown), $3,500. * Ars Notariatus: only edition; De Iure Sistendi: third edition. From the establishment of the legal profession onward, a notary was an important legal officer in Continental law with a role analogous to a present-day English solicitor. Ars Notariatus is a procedural guide, both written and verbal, for junior members of this profession working in teh Holy Roman Empire. De Iure Sistendi is a comprehensive treatise on security on the Roman law of debtor and creditor. First published in 1564, it went through several editions into the seventeenth century and was one of the titles included in the Tractatus Universi Juris (1584-1586). Ars Notariatus is a rare title; all editions of De Iure Sistendi are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of Ars Notariatus in North America, and 3 copies of the third edition of De Iure Sistendi (Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Library of Congress). Verzeich.
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