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Corpus Iuris Civilis by JUSTINIAN - Hardcover - 1569 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and

Corpus Iuris Civilis


Condition: Near Fine

1569 Corpus Juris Civilis Codicis Institutes Justinian LAW Byzantine HUGE FOLIOS

"Freedom is the natural ability of everyone to do what he likes, unless it is prohibited by law or by force."

Justinian I

In 530 A.D., Emperor Justinian I commissioned the rewriting of all Roman Law, which included case law, civil law, and a guide for helping juries interpret laws. Some of the most important laws that Justinian helped established were those that protected women from being forced into prostitution, and the severe punishment for rapists. These helped create a Byzantine culture that had not yet established a firm structure.

This 1569 edition was published in Lyon and edited by Antonio Leconte.

Item number: #4961

Price: $2500


Corpus Iuris Civilis

Lugduni: [Giunta], 1569.


· Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes

o Vol. I – 'Digestum Vetus'

- [102], 2222, [1]

o Vol. II – 'Infortiatum'

- [56], 2020

o Vol. III – 'Digestum Nouum'

- [52], 1926, [1]

o Vol. IV

- 'Volumen Legum…'

· [20], 324, [2]; 642, [2]; 190, [13]

- 'Institutionum'

· [40], 574, [1]

o Vol. V

- 'Codicis DN. Justiniani Sacratissimi principis PP. Augusti'

· [64], 2136

- 'Praetermissorum in duodecim…'

· 20, [30]

· References: USTC 140594; Pettegree FB 76480

· Language: Latin

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~13.25in X 9in (33.5cm x 23cm)

· Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 4961
  • Title: Corpus Iuris Civilis
  • Author: JUSTINIAN
  • Format/binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Giunta
  • Place: Lugduni
  • Date published: 1569
  • Keywords: 1569 Corpus Juris Civilis Codicis Institutes Justinian LAW Byzantine HUGE FOLIOS rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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