Ulrich Zasius, Wolfgang Hunger, Nicolaus Freige - Vdalrici Zasii iureconsulti Friburgen... - 1538

Ulrich Zasius, Wolfgang Hunger, Nicolaus Freige - Vdalrici Zasii iureconsulti Friburgen... - 1538
Incunabula & early printing, Law - Quantity: 1 - Book

Vdalrici Zasii Ivreconsvlti Fribvrgen. In Vsvs Fevdorvm Epitome : Ordine Et Vtilitate Commendabilis. Eiusdem orationes aliquot disertae, tum in laudem legum, tum funebres. In Nobiles Et Singvlares D. Vdalrici Zasii Fevdorvm commentarios, Volphangi Hungeri Bauari elegiacum ad Lectorem.

Small folio (30 x 20 cm): [12], 174, [2] pages. Retained in lovely original parchment with hand written details on spine. The manuscript pages under the parchment can still be seen. A lovely copy, with half the front joint beginning to split on the exterior only, some worming the inside of the first seven leaves, without affecting text, some damage to the very last blank. The interior is clean, with lovely wide margins. The top corner (around 3 cms) of the front board is somewhat eroded.

An exceedingly scarce work of Renaissance law, dealing with land tenure (one copy in the US at Harvard). It was first issued in 1535 and 1536 but as a small octavo.

This is the most important additon, corrected and approved for the 'dear reader': 'Est editio haec, lector, ne erres, altera iam nouißimaq[ue], castigatior multò quàm prior, accuratius nempe ad ipsum archetypum recognita'. With the commentaries and 'elegaic' to the reader.

Ulrich Zasius (1461 – 1535 or 1536) was an important German Renaisssance jurist, indeed the most important humanist lawyer of his day and a close friend of Erasmus. In 1499 he studied law at the University of Freiburg, and was professor of jurisprudence in 1506. In that year, he joined in with an alliance of burghers and scholars to attempt to expel the Jews of Waldkirch. In 1503, he was appointed legal adviser to the university. He at first favoured the doctrines of Martin Luther. After 1521 he was a zealous opponent of Luther and died a firm adherent of the Roman Catholic faith.

His work is widely studied and is considered highly influential (see Steven Rowan, 'Ulrich Zasius: a jurist in the German Renaissance, 1461-1535', 1987). Zasius' importance on the discussions of the role of lawyers, on land rights, of Jewish rights and on the protestant religion are superbly treated in Rowan's works.

Lot details
Number of Books
Incunabula & early printing, Law
Author/ Illustrator
Ulrich Zasius, Wolfgang Hunger, Nicolaus Freige
Book Title
Vdalrici Zasii iureconsulti Friburgen...
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
Original language
Basel: Apud Michaelem Ising
Number of pages
30×20 cm
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