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Standard work on Roman law by a famous French jurist and philologist

BRISSON, Barnabé.
De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis, Libri VIII...
Frankfurt, Joannes Wechel and Petrus Fischer and consorts, 1592. 4to. With title-page printed in red and black, woodcut printer's device, woodcut head- & tail pieces and initials. Contemporary gold-tooled calf.
€ 1,250
Second, revised and enlarged edition of a comprehensive compilation of Roman legal terminology, including remarks and data on the Latin language, Roman customs, religion politics and literature, by the French jurist and philologist Barnabé Brisson (1531-1591).Together with Contius, Balduinus, Cujacius, Hotmannus and Donellus, Brisson is among the group of 16th-century French jurists that brought Humanist jurisprudence to its peak. From the John Evelyn collection.
Slightly stained leaves, with bookplate. Good copy of this standard work on Roman law.

Adams B-2848; NBG VII, 435; VD 16, B-8330; Waller 153; cf. Graesse I, 541 (1754 edition).
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