A Classic Roman-Dutch Treatise on Arrest Peck, Pieter [1529-1589]. Van Leeuwen, Simon [1626-1682], Translator and Editor. Verhandelinghe van Handt-Opleggen ende Besetten: Dat is, Arrest op Persoon Ende Goederen, Eertijdts Beschreven door Petrum Peckium. Ende nu Vertaelt, Ende Doorgaens met de Daghelijxsche Onderhoudinghe van Het Geene tot de Selve Stoffe, Uyt de Nederlandtsche Rechtsoeffeninghe, Bestaende in Allerhande Privilegien, Handtvesten, Statuyten, Plackaten, Ordonnantien, Keuren, Gewijsdens, Ende Gewoonten, op de Rijpsinnighe Bewerpsels van den Schrijver uyt den Rechten, Ende Rechtsgeleerden, Aenmercke Lijckheeft Kunnen by Gebracht Werden, Bevesticht Ende Vermeerdert door Simon van Leeuwen. Dordrecht: Abraham Andriesz, 1659. [xxvi], 573,  pp. Main title page preceded by copperplate allegorical title page featuring an image of Lady Justice. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary vellum with yapp edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing, light soiling to board edges, spine ends bumped, pastedowns beginning to loosen from boards. Moderate toning to interior, underlining and brief notes in early hand in a few places. An attractive copy. $1,250. * Second edition by Van Leeuwen. Peck was a professor at the University of Louvain, the school where he studied law, and a judge of the High Court of Mechelen. He was a prolific author; several of his works were standard texts. Verhandelinghe van Handt-Opleggen ende Besetten is a comprehensive treatise on arrest and seizure of property. First published in Latin in 1654 as De Iure Sistendi, it went through several Latin editions into the seventeenth century and was one of the titles included in the Tractatus Universi Juris (1584-1586), the multi-volume anthology of key contemporary legal works edited by Francesco Ziletti under the patronage of Pope Gregory XIII. The translation edited by Van Leeuwen, possibly the most widely read Dutch jurist of the late-seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, expanded its audience. First published in 1653, it went through seven subsequent editions, the last one in 1784. The Van Leeuwen editions are scarce. OCLC locates 2 in North American law schools, a 1569 edition at Yale and a 1712 edition at UC-Berkeley Law School. Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 99, 131.
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