Two Scarce Sixteenth-Century Studies of Feudal Law Wesenbeck (Wesembeke), Matthaeus [1531-1586]. Tractatus de Feudis. Wittenberg: Excudebat Zacharias Lehman, 1584. [x], 307 pp. [Bound with] Silvano, Lorenzo. Tractatus de Feudi Recognitione. Accesserunt hac Editione Praeter Diligentem Mendorum Correctionem, Summaria Cuilibet Quaestioni Praefixa. Una cum Indice Verborum & Rerum Locupletissimo, Opera R.A.K.Z. Cologne: Apud Theodorum Baumium, 1578. [xvi], 456,  pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, "1584" in later hand and later paper title label to spine, ties lacking. Light soiling, some darkening to spine, rear joint starting at foot, hinges cracked, bookplate residue to front pastedown, which is missing a small section along the foot, front free endpaper lacking. Light browning to interior, later library stamps to title pages, early underlining and brief annotations to a few leaves in Silvano's Tractatus. $950. * Later editions. This volume contains two treatises on feudal law. The better-known of the two is by Wesenbeck, a leading Belgian humanist jurist with a pan-European reputation who taught at the Universities of Jena and Wittenberg. First published in 1583, his Tractatus went through three editions by 1616 and was often incorporated into editions of his other works into the late 1600s. Little is known about Silvano. The title page identifies him as a lawyer from a noble family who taught feudal law at the University of Padua. His Tractatus was first published in 1542. It went through five subsequent editions, the last one in 1608, which suggests it was held in high regard. Verzeichnissen der im Deutschen Sprachbereich Erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts W2142, S6485.
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