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												D Justiniani Institutionum Libri Quatuor: The Four Books of Justinian by  Emperor of the East; George Harris Justinian I
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			 - 1761
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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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1761. London: J. Purser; for M. Withers, 1761. 2nd. ed.. London: J. Purser; for M. Withers, 1761. 2nd. ed. With Interesting Comparisons Between Roman and English Law 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. London: Printed by J. Purser; for M. Withers, 1761. xv, [1], 73, [1], 121, [1], 100, 92, 11, [5] pp. Copperplate table of descents. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary mottled tree calf, rebacked in period style with gilt fillets and retained existing lettering piece, hinges mended. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Copperplate allegorical vignette featuring Lady Justice at head of dedication [iii]. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing, light soiling to preliminaries and rear endleaves, small tear to lower margin of table, two leaves of contemporary manuscript notes laid-in. $950. * Second 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 this edition. The first edition was published in 1756, its final edition, the third, in 1811. One of the laid-in manuscript leaves is a copy of the table of descents and its accompanying text from pp. 28-31. The other is an itemized bill (or estimate) for spinning and weaving cloth with a crude diagram of a spinning wheel. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2191. English Short-Title Catalogue T102256.


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