Interesting Seventeenth-Century Dutch Treatise on Marriage Law Rodenburg, Christiaan [1608-1668]. Tractatus De Jure Conjugum. In quo de Viri in Uxorem Potestate, Eorumque Obligationibus, Judiciis, Mutuis Gratificationibus, Bonorum Communione, Pactisque Dotalibus, Illustriores Controversiae, Ad Usum Fori Patrii, Vicinarumque Regionum Expenduntur, Cum Tractatione Praeliminari De Jure, Quod Oritur Ex Statutorium, Vel Consuetudinum Discrepantium Conflictu. Utrecht: Apud Gisbertum Zylium, & Theodorum ab Ackersdijck, 1653. [xxvi], 358,  pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine. Moderate soiling and a few tiny stains, two chips to top-edge of front board. Some rubbing to corners, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns, lower section of front endleaf lacking, partial crack in text block between front endleaf and title page. Light toning to text, corners of a few leaves dog-eared, annotations in early hand to endleaves. $1,500. * First edition. An interesting treatise on marriage in canon, Germanic, feudal, Roman and Roman-Dutch law. Educated at the Universities and Utrecht, Rodenburg was a state official and a canon of Saint Peter's Church in Utrecht. His Tractatus de Jure Conjugum is an interesting comparative treatise on marriage in canon, customary, Roman and Roman-Dutch law. A practical work, Rodenburg pays particular attention to conflicts between these different systems. Two more editions were published in 1676 and another in 1699. All are scarce. OCLC locates 6 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries (George Washington University, Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Yale). Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 146.
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