Commentaries on Inheritance and Succession in Roman Law by a Distinguished Dutch Jurist Viglius (Aytta van Zwichem, Wigle) [1507-1577]. Commentaria in Decem Titulos Institutionum Iuris Civilis. Quibus Omnia Pene Testamentorum Iura Eleganter ac Dilucide Explicantur. Adsunt Etiam Praelectiones in Titulum Pandectarum, De Rebus Creditis, & Ad Titulum Codicis Iustinianaei, De Edicto Divi Hadriani Tollendo. Titulorum Catalogum Sequens Pagina Indicabit. Lyon: Sumptibus Petri Landry, 1591. 16, 479, ,  pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary vellum, edges rouged. Very light soiling to exterior, spine ends bumped, small hole near head of spine, joints starting at ends, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, small ink stamp to rear pastedown, early (illegible) ownership signature to front free endpaper, front endleaves loosening and lightly edgeworn. Moderate toning to interior, small spots and pencil marks to margins of a few pages, faint library stamps to title page. $1,000. * Later edition. A collection of lectures on inheritance and succession in Roman law. Much of the work is dedicated to last wills and testaments, with discussions on wills made by soldiers, invalid wills and categories of persons prohibited from making wills. The first edition was published in Basel in 1534 and the final edition in Leeuwarden in 1643. Viglius, a Dutch statesman and jurist, was a lecturer at the universities of Bourges, Padua and Ingolstadt and went on to serve as a high-ranking minister under Emperor Charles V. This edition is scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies, none in North America. This edition not in Dekkers. Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe A-2355.
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