Important Commentaries on Justinian Perez, Antonio [1583-1673 (?1674)]. Praelectiones in Duodecim Libros Codicis Justiniani Imp. Quib. Leges Omnes, Et Authenticae Perpetua Serie Explicantur, Mores Hodierni Inferuntur, & Quid Sit Juris Antiqui, Novi, & Novissimi, Enodatur, Ac Breviter Exponitur. Editio Novissima ad Exemplarium Veterum Formam Exacta; Sed Mendis, Quibus Priora Belgica, Batavaque Exemplaria Scatebant, Ingenti Cura & Studio Expurgata, & Summariis, Indicibusque Locupletata. Cui Accedunt Commentarius in Quinque et Viginti Digestorium Libros, Institutiones Imperiales Erotematibus Distinctae Atque Explicatae; Nec non Jus Publicum, Quo Arcana & Jura Principis Exponuntur, Ejusdem Acutoris: Omnia Tribus Tomis Comprehensa. Venice: Apud Joannem Baptistam Costanini, 1783. Three volumes in two books. xii, 376; 388; 284 pp. Text in parallel columns. Folio (15" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, calf lettering pieces to spines, speckled edges. Light rubbing, corners and spine ends lighly bumped, boards slightly bowed, light fading to rear board of book containing Volumes I-II. Title page of Volume I printed in red and black. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing. A handsome set. $1,500. * Final edition of works first published in 1626 and 1651. Perez, a Spanish jurist and statesman, was Professor of Law at the University of Louvain, state counselor to Phillip II and an influential scholar of Roman law. His commentaries on Justinian, works that went through several editions through 1783 (and reprinted in an 1827 collected-works edition), were highly esteemed because they were not just elucidations of Justinian and civil law, but original contributions to legal theory. In addition to its treatment of Justinian, this work examines several aspects of current French, German and Spanish practice. OCLC locates 6 copies of the 1783 edition, 2 in North America (Harvard Law School, University of Minnesota Law School). Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 132.
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