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Institutionum Libri Quatuor: In Gratiam Cupidae Legum Iuventutis...
1708. Edition of the Institutes With Notes by a Distinguished German Jurist Justinian I [483-565CE], Emperor of the East. Stryk, Samuel [1640-1710], Annotator. Institutionum Libri Quatuor: In Gratiam Cupidae Legum Iuventutis, Notis Maxime Necessariis Explanati. Added copperplate pictorial title page. Halle: Impensis Io. Friderici Zeitleri, 1708. [xvi], 663 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, edges of text block rouged. Light rubbing and soiling, recent owner stamp to front free endpaper, light toning to text. Title page printed in red and black. Early annotations to rear endleaves, a few early struck-through signatures to title page, interior otherwise clean. $500. * With index. Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis preserved and restated all existing Roman law. It has four books: the Code, Novels, Institutes and Digest. Intended for students, the Institutes is a synopsis of the reformed legal system. It supplanted the earlier Institutes of Gaius. Stryk was a distinguished German jurist who was instrumental in developing German law from native sources rather than from received Roman law. He was an eminent professor of law at Halle whose pupils included Thomasius, Boehmer, Heineccius and Ludovici. His annotated edition of the Institutes was first published in 1698 and went through five editions, the last in 1726. The annotations, all of them footnotes, are extensive. They form a running commentary on the text. Verzeichnis der im Deutschen Sprachraum Erschienenen Drucke des 18. Jahrhunderts 11313838.
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