A rare post-incunable. Following the edition of 1516. Epistle from Jean Chappuis to André Boccard. According to the colophon, printed by André Bocard for Jean Petit.
Period leather binding, the covers are embossed with ornamentation, engraved headbands.
The smooth spine with faux raised bands, title in gilded letters and ornamentation is more recent,
Institutionum imperialium, seu elementorum jurisprudentie libri quattuor, jam denuo perspicaciore cura recogniti: ac novis aliquot scholiis doctorumque virorum annotationibus hoc asterico * prenotatis illustrati: aliisque quamplurimis additionibus tam inter glosas quam in margine litteris rubeis signatis quibus et corollarium non in gratum puto ad calcem operis adjecimus: libellorum scilicet formulas in titulo de actionibus. Eme lector lege ac judoka.
Imperial Institutes, or Four Books of Elements of Jurisprudence, already revised with more diligent care, and several new scholia and scholarly annotations.
Bookplate: “M. J. R. Auguste Casati”
Quarto, 198 ff. ch.  1-182 .
Jean or Jehan Petit, Johannes Parvus in Latin, was a printer, publisher and bookseller in Paris   From 1493 to 1530, he printed about one tenth of all publications in Paris, over ten thousand volumes.
Petit was one of the four main booksellers of the Université de Paris and contributed significantly to the spread of humanism of the early Renaissance in Paris. He published a large number of first editions. His collaborators included Robert Estienne and Josse Bade. Petit was considered an example of a successful early printer.
- Number of Books
- Incunabula & early printing, Law
- Author/ Illustrator
- Book Title
- Institutionum imperialium, seu elementorum jurisprudentie libri quattuor, jam denuo perspicaciore
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Jean Petit
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 24.5×18 cm