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Item #77242 Vocabularium Juris Utriusque ex Variis Ante Editis, Praesertim ex. Beat-Philippe Vicat.
Vocabularium Juris Utriusque ex Variis Ante Editis, Praesertim ex...

Vocabularium Juris Utriusque ex Variis Ante Editis, Praesertim ex...

First Edition of a Notable Eighteenth-Century Dictionary Vicat, B[eat]-Phil[ippe] [1715-1770]. [Scot, Alexander (17th. c.)]. [Calvinus (Kahl), Johann (c.1550-c.1610)]. [Brisson, Barnabe (1531-1591)]. [Heineccius, Johann Gottlieb (1681-1741)]. Vocabularium Juris Utriusque ex Variis Ante Editis, Praesertim ex Alexand. Scoti, Jo. Kahl, Barn. Brissonnii, et Jo. Gottl. Heineccii Accessionibus; Opera et Studio. [Paris]: Ex Officina Bousquetiana, 1759. 3 volumes. [iv], xxviii, 542; [ii], 568; [ii], 566 pp. Copperplate frontispiece to Volume I; Volume II frontispiece lacking. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, gilt rules to board edges, edges of text block rouged, marbled endpapers, green silk ribbon bookmarks. Light rubbing and some scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, a few small holes to joints, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked or starting, front free endpaper of Vol. III loosening at foot but secure, small ink library stamps to front endleaves and title pages. Light toning to interior, more moderate in a few places, a few cracks to text blocks, all leaves secure, very light foxing and faint spark burns and spots in a few places, faint (often very faint) dampstaining to lower outside corner of Vol. III. $950. * First edition. As Vicat explains in his preface, he compiled this dictionary from those of Francois Hotoman, Barnabe Brisson, Johannes Calvinus (Kahl) and, especially, Alexander Scot to bring their "excellent" work to a wider audience. More important, by combining these works and filling the gaps with original entries he was able to create a dictionary that covered the whole language of the law. Vicat's definitions are brief, but they contain comprehensive reference to authorities and texts, as well as conjugations, common phrases using the words, metaphors, alternate definitions and antonyms. Vicat was a jurist and the director of the University of Lausanne's library from 1749 to 1762. A pioneer in library science, he was the first to issue a printed catalogue. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 26:118.

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