Book #73800
Item #73800 Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam. Werner von Schussenried, Gregor Haloander.
Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam...
Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam...
Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam...
Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam...

Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam...

A Popular Early Guide to Legal Abbreviations [von Schussenried, Werner]. Haloander, Gregor [1501-1531], Editor. Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Jure Tam Civili Quam Pontificio Occurrentes, Nunc Primum Integritati Suae Restitutus. Huic Accessere Tituli, Quae & Rubricae Vulgo Nuncupantur, In Universum Jus Civile, Ex Haloandri Recognitione Adscripti. Lyon: Excudebant Godefridus & Marcellus Beringi, Fratres, 1552. 120 pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary or near-contemporary quarter vellum over plain boards, strips of patterned paper laid down over vellum edges, gold ink decoration to spine. Light rubbing and soiling, boards bowing slightly. Light toning to interior, light soiling in a few places, portions of title page excised (likely to remove prior ownership signatures) with no apparent loss to text of title page but possible loss to text of preface on its verso, which has a piece of plain paper pasted to it obscuring all text after the fourth line, brief early annotations to margins of pp. 8 and 14. An appealing copy. $750. * Later edition. Not a dictionary in the traditional sense, this guide to common abbreviations in Roman and canon law texts was a highly popular reference work. It appeared both separately and appended to dictionaries and legal texts. The work was published anonymously but has subsequently been attributed to canonist Werner von Schussenried, who embedded his name in an acrostic appearing in earlier versions of the work but lost in subsequent revisions. OCLC locates 2 copies of our 1552 imprint in North America (Library of Congress, Harvard Law School). Universal Short-Title Catalogue 151164.

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Book number 73800