An Eighteenth-Century Manuscript on Prejudicium [Manuscript]. [Praejudicia Tabularia]. Probably Hungary, c.1760.  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, which are slightly bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, pastedown excised from verso of front board, which has a later owner bookplate. Light toning, slightly heavier in places, text in neat hand within ruled borders, "Georgij Viercris Jurisc. 1769" to front endleaf. $1,500. * A prejudicium is type of action (actio) in Roman law that establishes a legal relation between two parties and serves as a preliminary to other actions. A fair copy, the eighteenth-century manuscript was probably compiled by a student or lawyer to serve as a reference work. The prevalence of numerous Hungarian names in this manuscript, such as "Nagy" or "Szecheny," and the mention of cities of Buda and Pest in another, supports our assumption that it was compiled in Hungary. The examples are given as dated short entries arranged according to their incipits. The date of each is given; the earliest is dated 1638.
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