A Well-Regarded, Long-Lived Treatise on Inheritance and Succession Goudelin (Godelinus), Pierre [1550-1619]. Wittebort, Maximilian [1586-1624]. Commentariorum De Jure Novissimo Libri Sex, Optima Methodo, Accurate ac Erudite Conscripti, Additis Harum Vicinarumque Regionum Moribus. Opus ut Diu Avideque Expetitum, Ita Scholis Foroque Utilissimum, Cum Indicibus. Accessit Clarissimi viri Maximiliani Wittebort, J.U.D. in Authoris Obitum Oratio Funebris, Habita Exequiis 22. Octob. MDCXIX. Arnhem: Typis Jacobi Biesius, 1661. [xxiv], 367,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Full-page copperplate portrait of author facing preface. Quarto (7-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, speckled edges. A few minor stains to spine, light wear to corners and spine ends, which are bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, faint early owner inscription (?) to front pastedown, early owner initials (?) to rear pastedown. $1,500. * Later edition. Educated at the University of Louvain, Goudelin commenced practice as an advocate at Malines in 1572. In 1582 he became a professor of law at his alma mater. First published in 1620, his Commentariorum is a study of inheritance and succession according to Roman and canon law. A well-regarded, long-lived treatise, it went through several editions into the nineteenth century. This edition includes a funeral oration in honor of Goudelin by Wittebort. All editions of this treatise are uncommon in North American libraries. For the 1661 edition, OCLC locates 6 copies, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota). This edition not in Dekkers.
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