Popular Handbook for Seventeenth-Century Dutch Lawyers with a Handsome Pictorial Title Page Zutphen, Bernhard van [d.1685]. Practycke der Nederlansche Rechten vande Daghelijcksche soo Civile als Criminele Questien. Leeuwarden: Bij Gysbert Sijbes, 1655. [viii], 640 pp. Copperplate pictorial title page (depicting a courtroom scene). Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, edges rouged. Light soiling, spine ends bumped, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Light toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, later owner signature (A.W. Philippe) to front endleaf. $950. * Later edition. Zutphen was an advocate of the Provincial Court at Utrecht. Roberts notes that several of his opinions were published in the Hollandsche Consultatien between 1630 to 1685. First published in 1636, Practycke der Nederlansche Rechten is a practical guide to civil and criminal procedure in the Dutch courts. A useful and popular work, later editions were published in 1661, 1645, 1655, 1664, 1680. Roberts, A South African Legal Bibliography 345-346. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 198.
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