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Title: Institutionum dn. Justiniani Sacratatissimi Principis P A. Libri IIII. Ex Manuscriptorum Librorum & Digestorum collatione castigati: Et nouis ((sic enim vocant) summariis, perpetuisque notis illustrati, Lvdovico Rvssardo I.C. antecessore in celeberrima Biturigum schola, auctore.
Description: Antuverpiea, Ex officina Christophori Plantinei 1566 12mo. 164 x 102 mms., pp. 166 [167 errata, 168 blank], 132, final slightly larger folded sheet headed "Lectori," 18th century calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments and restored at joints. black leather label (chipped), slightly later end-papers, with the Ex Libris of Joseph Van Der Ven et Amicorum and a small booksellers's label on the front paste-down end-paper, and on the recto of the front free end-paper, the bookplate of the Board of of Law Library Trustees, Los Angeles. "The Institutes of Justinian (Latin: Institutiones Justiniani) is a unit of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the sixth-century codification of Roman law ordered by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. It is largely based upon the Institutes of Gaius, a Roman jurist of the second century A.D. The other units in the Corpus Juris Civilis are the Digest, the Codex Justinianus, and the Novellae Constitutiones.... Justinian's Institutes was largely unknown in the West, however, after the decline of the Western Roman Empire. The earliest known manuscript are fragments of a Veronese palimpsest of the ninth century. The first printed edition of Justinian's Institutes was Petrus Schoyff's in 1468. Scholars using the Veronese palimpsest suggested changes to the existing text, and these criticisms resulted in the definitive texts by Paul Krüger and Eduard Huschke in 1867 and 1868 respectively. The most frequently used modern version of Justinian's Institutes is that of Krüger, which is in volume one of the Krüger, Mommsen, Kroll and Schoell stereotype edition" (Wikipedia). OCLC locates eight copies in Germany and one in the UK, at Aberdeen. No copies located in North American libraries.
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