Sixteenth-Century Editions of Three Classic Legal Reference Works [Wernherus of Schussenried (15th. c.)]. Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas Passim in Iure tam Civili Quam Pontifico Occurrentes, Nunc Primum Integritati Suae Restitutus. Huic Accessere Tituli (Quae & Rubricae Vulgo Nuncupantur) In Universum Ius Civile. Paris: Apud Gulielmum Desboys, 1562. 55,  ff. Final leaf blank. [Bound with] Legum Flosculi, Nunc Demum Suae Integritati Restituti. Paris: Apud Gulielmum Desboys, 1566.  ff. [and] [Azo, Portius (fl. 1150-1230)]. Brocardica Iuris, Seu Verius, Communes Iurium Sententiae, Serie Alphabetica Digestae: Post Multa Tandem Secula Natalibus Velut Suis Restitutae; Hoc Est, A Mendis Librariorum Repurgatae. Paris: Apud Gulielmum Desboys, 1566.  ff. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, faint hand-lettered title to spine, remnants of thong ties at fore-edges, edges rouged. Light soiling and a few small ink spots, early faint annotation to front, spine ends and corners bumped, rear pastedown loosening, front hinge starting. Light toning to interior, occasional faint (often very faint) dampstaining to bottom edge, early owner signatures and annotations (one struck-through) to title page of Modus Legendi, very faint underlining to a few leaves and faint dampstaining to bottom half of first 25 or so leaves of that work. An appealing copy. $1,750. * This book collects three important early legal reference works. First published in 1475, Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas is a dictionary of abbreviations compiled by the fifteenth-century jurist Wernherus of Schussenried. First published in 1497, Legum Flosculi, more commonly known as Flores Legum, is an anonymous collection of maxims arranged alphabetically. Attributed to Portius Azo, the Brocardia Iuris is a legal handbook. These three titles were often published together or bound together by owners. In North America, OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition of Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas (Yale Law School), 2 copies of Legum Flosculi (Yale Law School, Charleston Library Society) and 1 copy of Brocardica Iuris (Yale Law School). Universal Short-Title Catalogue 198601, 154650, 154630.
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