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Very prestigious copy of a juridical dissertation, bound by the 'Dissertation Bindery' at Utrecht

BARNAART, Willem Philip.
Dissertatio juridica inauguralis de sortis usu et abusu. Quam ... ex autoritate Magnifici Rectoris Jacobi Alberti Vos ... pro gradu doctoratus, summisque in utroque jure honoribus ... submittit Willem Philip Barnaart ... ad diem II. Maji MDCCLXXIV.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg, 1774. Large 4to. With engraved allegorical frontispiece by S. Fokke with the 'Sol justitiae', the emblem of the Utrecht University at the top. Contemporary mottled calf with two floral gilt borders with gilt centre piece on both sides, spine gilt in compartments, gilt binding edges, marbled endpapers, g.e. (4), 76, (4, the last 2 blank) pp.
€ 950
Prestigious copy, beautifully bound by a known bindery in Utrecht of a juridical dissertation on the use and mis-use of fate, fortune or change in lawsuits by Willem Philip Barnaart, a son of a noble family from Haarlem who dedicated his thesis to Willem Barnaart, Canon of the chapter of St. Mary at Utrecht.
This large paper copy is bound by the so-called 'Dissertation Bindery' at Utrecht which was active from 1673 till 1800 and which was the most important bindery in Utrecht at the time, certainly in terms of volume. 13 luxury bindings on Utrecht dissertations are known. Our copy resembles most nr. 335 (C 1555) in Storm van Leeuwen's Dutch decorated bookbinding in the Eighteenth century, vol. IIB.

Very good, beautifully bound large paper copy; spine slightly rubbed Binding: Storm van Leeuwen, DDB, IIB, pp.814-33.
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