A Standard Textbook on Justinian's Digest Mollenbeck, Johan[n] He[i]nr[ich] [1669-1739], Editor. Lauterbach, Wolfgang Adam [1618-1678]. Schutz, Johann Jacob [1640-1690], Editor. Thesaurus Juris Civilis, Sive Succincta Explanatio Compendii Digestorum Schutzio-Lauterbachiani, Continens Non Solum Textum Lauterbachii Emendatiorem, Sed & Exquisitiones Notas Excellentissimorum Ictorum, cum Illorum, Qui Incomparabile hoc Compendium Commentariis Suis Illustrarunt, Ut: Strykii, Bergeri, Menckenii, Titii, Pagenstecheri, Kleinii, Werneri, Ludovici, Tum Aliorum Doctorum Observationes Theoretico-Practicas, Tam Scholis Quam Foro Accommodatissima, Ita, Ut & Juris Antecessoribus & Omnibus Juri Operam Dantibus, Aut Causas Agentibus Insignem Praestare Usum Queat. Accessit Praeter Marginalia, Index Rerum & Verborum Locupletissimus. Lemgo: Typis & Impensis Heinrich Wilhelmi Meyeri, 1717. [xxx], 1712,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Copperplate pictorial frontispiece depicting Lady Justice on a throne. Quarto (9-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary paneled vellum, large central arabesques to boards, raised bands, calf lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, edges rouged. Light rubbing, boards slightly bowed, light soiling to spine, spine ends bumped. Title page printed in red and black. Light browning to text, faint spotting in a few places, early repair to lower corner of leaf Aaa (pp. 369-370), a few creases and light edgewear to endleaves. $1,500. * First edition by Mollenbeck. This monumental commentary on Justinian's Digest, one of the four components of the Corpus Juris Civilis, was based on lectures by Lauterbach, a professor of law at the University of Tubingen. These lectures were published posthumously by Schutz in 1679 and they soon became a standard textbook in German law schools. Mollenbeck was a professor of law at the University of Giessen. In his edition, he added commentary from prominent German jurists, among them Jacob Friedrich Ludovici [1671-1723] and Samuel Stryk [1640-1710], and another text on the Digest by Lauterbach, the Compendium Digestorum. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). Das Verzeichnis Deutscher Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts 11067632-001.
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