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De modo usurarum liber. Leiden, Bonaventura and Abraham Elzevier, 1639. 8vo. With title-page in red and black with woodcut publisher's device. Contemporary vellum.
- Rahir 483; Willems 488; for the author: NBG XLIII, col. 363. First edition of an early attempt to establish a moderate and lawful interest rate for money lending, by the French Protestant Claude De Saumaise, successor to Joseph Scaliger at Leiden University. With a 93-page index of classical sources listing authors and subjects in Greek and Latin, and a discourse on ancient coinage. Based on one of De Saumaise's earlier works, the shorter tract De Usuris, first published one year earlier.A very good copy with generous margins and only an occasional minor marginal worm hole. An influential Elzevier publication on usury, interest rates and ancient coinage. [Attributes: First Edition]
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