Proposals for the Reorganization of Roman Law Vigelius, Nikolaus (Nicolaus) [1529-1600]. Methodus Universi Iuris Civilis Absolutissima: Nunc Postremum ab Autore Ipso Recognita, Plurimis in Locis Emendata, & Aucta: Adiecta Insuper Triplicis Ipsius Methodi, Iuris Civilis, Pontificii & Controversi, Collatione. Basel: Per Hieronymum Gemusaeum, 1601. [xl] pp., 2002 col.,  pp. Folio (12-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Later (eighteenth-century?) speckled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges rouged, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint just starting at ends, a few small wormholes to spine, minor chipping to head of spine, corners bumped, front hinge starting, armorial bookplate (of the Szapary coat of arms) to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing, soiling and marginal faint dampstaining in a few places, minor worming to edges of first and final fifteen or so leaves, just touching text in a few places without loss to legibility, last six leaves mended at right margin with loss to text, early and later ownership inscriptions (one of Joseph Szapary) to title page. $750. * Later edition. Vigelius, a professor at Marburg, was one of the leading legal methodists of the late sixteenth century. First published in 1565, Methodus Universi Iuris Civilis is a series of proposals for the reorganization of Roman law based on the needs of modern courts. Its final edition was published in 1628. All are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the 1601 edition, none in North America. Das Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts 12:207388W.
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