A Rare Eighteenth-Century "Institutes" of Hungarian Law Daniel, Joseph. Syntagma Juris Hungarici, Honoribus Perillustris, Reverendi Domini Domini Joannes Rakovszki De Eadem, Sem. Kisd. S.L.R.H. Convictor. Dum in Alma Episc. S.J. Univ. Cassoviensi. Promotore R.P. Josepho Daniel e Soc. Jesu, AA. LL. & Philosophiae Doctore, Ejusdemq; Professore Emerito, Nec non P.T. Seniore. Suprema AA. LL. & Philosophiae Laurea Ornaretur. A Neo-Doctoribus Philos. Dedicartum. Mense Aug. Die 8. Kosice: Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu, 1747. 380,  pp. Main text followed by 4 pp. publisher catalogue. 12mo. (5-1/4" x 3"). Contemporary speckled paper-covered boards, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, most of backstrip perished exposing cords, cracks at beginning and end of text block, text and binding secure, owner inscription dated 1837 and later shelfmark (?) to front free endpaper. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, tiny inkspots to a few leaves. $1,250. * Only edition located. Analogous to Justinian's Institutes, Daniel's Syntagma is an elementary introduction to the Corpus Juris Hungarici, an influential, though unofficial, codification of Hungarian law that was first published in 1514 (with several later updated editions). OCLC locates 1 copy (Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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