Book #78476
Item #78476 Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis. Richard Zouch, Richard Zouche.
Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis...
Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis...
Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis...
Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis...

Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis...

The First English Writer on Jurisprudence Zouch(e), Richard [1590-1661]. Elementa Jurisprudentiae, Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis Selectioribus Juris Civilis, Illustrata; Accesserunt Descriptiones Juris & Judicii, Sacri, Militaris, Et Maritimi. Amsterdam: Sumptibus Joh. Nevilsoni, [1652]. [x], 439 pp. Four parts with continuous pagination and divisional title pages. 12mo. (5" x 2-3/4"). Contemporary calf with recent rebacking, blind frames with corner fleurons to boards, raised bands, lettering piece and shelf labels to spine, endpapers renewed, corners repaired. Moderate rubbing, joints just starting at heads, corners lightly bumped and worn, library bookplate to front pastedown, brief early markings to front endleaf. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, small library stamps to verso of title page and foot of following page. $250. * Third edition, an issue of the Elzevier edition of 1652 with a cancel title page. One of England's greatest civilians, Zouch was an advocate of Doctors' Commons, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty and Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford. He published treatises on a broad range of legal topics and is best known for his contributions to international law. He is equally important as the first English writer to publish works on jurisprudence. Elementa Jurisprudentiae is an ambitious work that lays out a general theory of general principles applicable to all branches and systems of legal science. It is followed by three essays. The first addresses English ecclesiastical law; the second and third, address the laws of war and laws concerning ships and sea-borne cargo according to international law. The first two editions were published in Oxford in 1629 and 1636. The following two editions, with different additional contents, were issued in Holland in 1652 and 1665. According to Willems, some copies of this title were printed by other printers, some with cancel title pages, others with counterfeit Elzevier title pages. Willems, Les Elzevier: Histoire et Annales Typographiques 717.

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