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Title: Digestum Vetus. Digestorum seu Pa(n)dectarum iuris civilis Tomus primus / quod vulgo Digestum vetus apellant. ad vetustorum exemplarium fidem / doctissimorimus virorum adnotationes accuratissimere.
Description: Parisiis, (Paris), Apud Yolandam Bonhomme / viduam Thielmanni Kerver. In vico Sancti Jacobi, Ad signum Unicornis. Et in eodem vico apud Jacobu Kerver. Sub signo duorum gallulorum, 1538, in-4 , 21,5 x 16,5 cm, printed in red & black throughout, title with large woodcut printer's mark of Thielman Kerver + (48)(indices) pp with at the end a full page woodengraving of Justinianus on his throne + 1392 pp (numbered fo. i ccccccxcvi), on folio xxxviib a fullpage woodcut of the ''Arbor Jurisdictionum'', contemporary blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards, apart from a small split (ca. 3 cm) at the upper joint a beautifully preserved 16th century binding decorated with small (20 x 35 mm) panel stamps representing e.g Adam & Eve with the apple, the Virgin Mary with child, manuscript ex libri on title; ''Conrad Kessler, Curia Sax. Gothana Advocati & Joh. Fried. Breithaupt, on verso of title an old library stamp made illegible. Some contemporary or near contemporary annotations in the beginning of the book, last five lvs with some marginal browning, lower margin of one introductory leaf restored, nice crisp copy. Very well preserved early Parisian edition of the most remarkable law book that the world has seen. (Enc.Britt. 11th V.15/597). Although the book dates from 1538 (at the end is falsely written 1508), the typography is still based on the manuscript tradition; the glosses are neatly printed around a central text part. USTC 185994. .


Price: EUR 4500.00 = appr. US$ 4890.81 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 16783