De Verborum Quae ad Ius Civile Pertinent Significatione Opus...
Final and Best Edition of Brisson's Legal Dictionary In a Handsome Contemporary Prize Binding Brisson, Barnabae [1531-1591]. [Heineccius, Johann Gottlieb (1681-1741), Editor]. [Bohmer, Justus Henning (1674-1749)]. De Verborum Quae ad Ius Civile Pertinent Significatione Opus Praestantissimum in Meliorem Commodioremque Ordinem Redactum Innumeris Mendis Emaculatum et Post Aliorum Curas Plurimis Accessionibus, Observationibusque Philologicis, Criticis, Iuridicis Locupletatum. Prodit Opera Studioque Io. Gottliebii Heinecci IC. Praemissa Praefatione Nova de Interpretationis Grammaticae In Iure Civili Fatis et Vario usu Nec Huius Novae Editionis Praerogativis Iusti Henningii Bohmeri. Halle: Impensis Orphanotrophei, 1743. Two parts in one volume. [xiii], 48, 760; 761-1436 pp. Title page preceded by copperplate pictorial title page depicting a library designed by G. Grundler and engraved by Sysang. Second part preceded by half-title. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt arms to centers of boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt title to spine, speckled edges, gilt tooling to board edges, hinges mended. Minor scratches and scuffs to boards, which are slightly bowed, minor worming to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, light browning to a few leaves, faint dampstain to foot of half-title before Part I, two small ink smudges to margins of copperplate title page. A handsome copy. $950. * Final and best edition. Brisson was a renowned French jurist and philologist. Widely respected, he was appointed president of the Parliament of Paris in 1588. In 1591, however, he was hanged by The Sixteen, a group of insurgents who captured Paris in a bizarre coup. First published in 1557, Brisson's Verborum was the standard legal dictionary of its day and remained an authoritative source for hundreds of years. In this edition, the definitions are preceded by a useful digest of Roman and French laws and interesting sections on marriage, adultery and the feudal system. Edited and corrected by Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, an important German jurist and scholar at Halle, this edition is much larger than its predecessors. It includes more notes and entries and a section on the interpretation of Latin grammar by Bohmer,
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