Barbosa's "Search Engine" for Roman and Canon Law Barbosa, Agostino [1589-1649], Compiler. Vaz Barbosa, Simao [1591-1681], Editor. Repertorium Iuris Civilis et Canonici, In Quo Ordine Alphabetico Principaliores, & Practicae Utriusque Iuris Conclusiones Collectae Indicantur, & Magna Doctorum Copia Exornantur; Opus Posthumum Iudicibus & Advocatis Utilissimum, Studio & Industria D. Simonis Vaz Barbosa U.I.D. Authoris Fratris Eiusdemque Ecclesiae Insignis Vimaranensis Canonici Digestum. Lyon: Sumptibus Ioannis-Antonii Huguetan, & Guillielmi Barbier, 1668. [vi], 408 (i.e. 406),  pp. Folio (14" x 8-3/4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, raised bands and later paper hand-lettered title label and shelf label to spine, brass clasps, edges rouged. Light rubbing, soiling and minor worming to boards, faint stain to fore-edge of front board, spine ends lightly bumped, minor wear to corners, small later library markings to front pastedown and title page, which is printed in red and black and has a large copperplate vignette. Moderate toning to interior, minor worming and light foxing in places, illegible owner inscription in tiny hand to half-title. $1,850. * Second edition. First published in 1649, this is an index of topics, from "abbas" to "uxor," in the most authoritative works in the literature of Roman and canon law. It is, in effect, a "search engine" to a vast library of legal literature. It is also a record of the topics and books that were considered important by a leading scholar. Barbosa was a notable Portuguese canonist, later Bishop of Ugento, who spent his professional career in Rome and Madrid. A prolific author, his work is distinguished by a close reading of sources and a taste for controverted questions. Well-received, the Repertorium went through 8 editions, the last in 1713. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 6 copies of the second edition in North America, 2 in law libaries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley). Not in Baudrier.
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