Eighteenth-Century French Edition of a Distinguished Seventeenth-Century Dictionary Castejon, Gil de [fl. 1677]. Alphabetum Juridicum, Canonicum, Civile, Theoricum, Practicum, Morale, Atque Politicum. Quae in hoc Opere Contineantur, Vocabulorum Elenchus Utrique Volumini Praefixus Indicat. Editio Altera Gallica, Diligentius Recognita et Emendata. Lyon: Sumptibus Anisson, & Posuel, 1720. Two volumes bound as one. [xiv], 449; [xii], 423 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Nineteenth-century tree calf, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing, some worming to boards, front joint and head of spine, corners bumped, front joint cracked, rear joint starting, recent library bookplate to front pastedown. Title pages, with large woodcut printer devices, printed in red and black. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, light soiling to title page of Volume I. $1,850. * Later edition. Gil de Castejon, a member of the Council of the Indies and the Council of Castile, published this important dictionary in 1678. A work of great authority and a well-thumbed reference dealing with Canon, Spanish and Roman law, it went through three subsequent editions. It is a well-documented work that cites numerous authorities, including Classical authors as well as experts on canon and Spanish law. Most of the entries are subdivided into several related topics. In each case Castejon offers a brief definition followed by lists of references that offer more detailed discussion. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1720 French edition in North American law libraries (UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan). Not in Camus. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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