Annotated 1595 Godefroy Edition of the Code and the Authenticorum Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Godefroy, Denis [1549-1622], Editor. Codicis Dn. Iustiniani Sacratiss. Principis PP. Aug. Repetitae Praelectionis Libri XII. Plerisque Locis Emendata, & Notis in Tres Posteriores Libros Aucta. [Geneva]: Sumptibus Haeredum Eustathij Vignon, & Iacobi Stoer, 1595. [xx] pp., 960 col,  pp. [Bound with] Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Godefroy, Denis [1549-1622], Editor. Authenticae Seu Novellae Constitutiones Dn. Iustiniani Sacratissimi Principis, Leonis & Quorundam Aliorum Imperatorum. Plerisque Locis Emendata, & Notis Aucta. [Geneva]: Sumptibus Haeredum Eustathij Vignon, & Iacobi Stoer, 1595. [xxiv] pp., 534 col., 535-553,  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Later three-quarter mottled calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, edges green. Light rubbing to boards, small inkstain to front board, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to spine and rear joint, lettering piece partially abraded, corners bumped and worn, faint offsetting to endpapers, upper right corner of front free endpaper, which is affixed to front endleaf, neatly removed, early (illegible) annotation to upper right corner of front endleaf, annotations to its verso. Light toning to interior, a few partial cracks to text block, all leaves secure, small faint stains in a few places in first work, faint staining through col. 171 of second work, early annotation and later ownership signature (of Henrici Hermanni, dated 1654) to title page of first work, its lower right corner neatly removed. Occasional early underlining, corrections and annotations to both works, most in a single hand, some affected by trimming, others preserved on folded and untrimmed leaves. $1,500. * Second editions. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. It is divided into four books, the Institutes, Digest, Code and Novels. Our volume contains volumes 2 and 3 of the 1595 Vignon/Stoer edition of the Corpus Juris Civilis, covering the Code and the Authenticorum, a selection from the Novels. The Code contains.
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