Brisson, Barnabé. De formulis et sollemnibus populi Romani verbis, libri VIII [...].

Frankfurt, Wechel & Fischer, 1592.

Large 4to. (8), 750 (but: 760), (84) pp. Contemporary vellum, decoratively gilt. Traces of ties.


Exceptionally beautifully bound copy of this standard work on Roman legal practice; definitive edition of the oft-reprinted work. First published in 1583, this is the second edition, revised, expanded and with a dedication to Heinrich von Rantzau.

Brisson (1531-91), president of the parliament of Paris, was the first scholar to systematically collect all expressions of Roman legal and political writing.

Slightly bronwed throughout; title page with erased note of owenership. Elegant binding with insignificant traces of worming to front cover, otherwise perfect.

VD 16, B 8330. IA 125.117. Adams B 2848. Cf. Brunet I, 1262. Ebert 2984. Graesse I, 541. Jöcher I, 1385f.

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