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D Justiniani Institutionum Libri Quatuor: The Four Books of Justinian

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D Justiniani Institutionum Libri Quatuor: The Four Books of Justinian

by Justinian I, Emperor of the East; George Harris

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1811. 3rd and final ed.. 3rd and final ed. Final Edition of Harris's Edition of the Institutes. Justinian I, Emperor of the East [483-565 CE]. Harris, George [1722-1796], Editor and Translator. D. Justiniani Institutionum Libri Quatuor. The Four Books of Justinian's Institutions, Translated Into English, With Notes. Oxford: Printed by Collingwood, Newman, And Baxter, 1811. 11, 370, [2] pp. Copperplate table of descents. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some toning to text, light foxing in places. An attractive copy. $1,250. * Third and final edition. This well-respected edition is notable for its elegant parallel translation. Harris, an advocate of Doctor's Commons, provides an interesting historical introduction and notes that compare the rules of Roman and English law. The final section is a translation of "Concerning the Succession of Descendents," Book 118 of the Novels. This work was owned by many sophisticated lawyers in Great Britain and America, such as Thomas Jefferson, who owned a copy of the second edition. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2191 (second edition). English Short-Title Catalogue T102256.


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