Influential Commentaries Code and Digest Cujas, Jacques [1522-1590]. [Justinian I (483-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. Paratitla in Libros Quinquaginta Digestorum Seu Pandectarum, Item in Libros Novem Codicis Imperatoris Iustiniani. Ex Postrema Auctoris Recognitione. Cologne: Apud Ioannem Gymnicum, Sub Monocerote, 1588. [xxviii], 195, ; [xxxvi], 541 (i.e. 521) pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination, second part has title beginning Paratitla in Libros IX. Codicis Iustiniani. [Bound with] Cujas, Jacques. Africanus, Sextus Caecilius [2nd C.]. Ad Africanum Tractatus VIIII. Quibus Difficillimae Iuris Quaestiones Enodantur. Ex Postrema Auctoris Recognitione, Castigate Editi. Accesserunt Indices Duo Copiosi, Quorum Prior est Legum Africani, Alter Materiarum. Cologne: Apud Ioannem Gymnicum, Sub Monocerote, 1588. [xlviii], 622 (i.e. 624) pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4"). Elaborately blind-tooled half blind-stamped pigskin over vellum with horizontal, vertical and diagonal rules, binding dated 1592, raised bands and faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Moderate soiling, some rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, spine ends bumped, front hinge cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning, light browning in places, brief early annotations to a few leaves and title pages, later owner stamps and markings to front pastedown and title page of Paratitla in Libros Quinquaginta Digestorum. $1,750. * Later editions. Cujas, a professor of law at the universities of Cahors, Bourges, Valencia and Turin, was the preeminent authority on Roman law in his day. The author of several commentaries, he was also an important philologist who recovered and published the Codex Theodosianus and the Basilica. The first work in this volume contains important commentaries on first nine books of the Code, the twelve-book legal code established by Justinian I, and the 50th book of the Digest, a 50-volume collection of judicial commentary, that were originally published separately in 1569 and 1570. Both remained standard works into the nineteenth century. Ad Africanum Tractatus VIIII. is a commentary on the Quaestiones of Sextus Caecilius Africanus, a collection of legal cases included in the.
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