An Important Sixteenth-Century Law Dictionary Duprat, Pardoux [1520?-1570?], Compiler. Lexicon Iuris Civilis et Canonici: Sive Potius, Commentarius De Verborum Quae ad Utrumque Ius Pertinent Significatione, Antiquitatum Romanarum Elementis, & Legum Pop. Rom. Copiosissimo Indice, Adauctus: Abhinc Septem Annis Pardulphi Prateij Diligentia Delineatus: Nunc Vero Ita Constructus, & Supra Omnes Omnium Editiones, Tot Tamque Praeclaris & Graecis & Latinis Dictionibus Illustratus, Ut Parum ad Eius Eximium Splendorem Desiderari Possit. Quid Praeterea in hac Secunda Editione Praestitu[m] sit, Epistola ad Lectorem Docebit. Lyon: Apud Gulielmum Rouillium, 1574. [xii], 638,  pp. Leaf v4 (pp. 235-236) bound before leaf v3 (pp. 234-235), text complete. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, blind tooling to inner board edges, edges of text block rouged. Light rubbing, some shallow scuffs to boards, chipping to head of spine, joints just starting at head, small hole near foot of rear joint, corners lightly bumped, upper corner of rear board somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, light creasing to pastedowns. Title printed within handsome woodcut architectural border, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, minor worming to bottom-edge of text block at lower right corner, text not affected, gradually diminishing faint dampstain to fore-edge of first 142 pp., small faint dampstains in a few other places, small hole to lower gutter of pp. 613-638 not affecting text, light creasing to final leaf, which has an illegible annotation (owner signature?) to its verso, struck-through owner signature to title page, underlining and brief marginal notations to a few pages. $4,500. * Second edition. This is a concise but scholarly dictionary of terms from canon, civil, and Roman law that draws on the work of Ulrich Zasius and Francois Hotman. Some attention is given to classical Greek law as well. The entries, which range in length from a few sentences to several paragraphs, address lexicographical and philological issues and conclude with references and citations. A list of ancient and modern authorities divided into the following categories precedes the main text: Lexicographi.
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