Wesenbeck Matthaeus - Commentarius Iuris, Oeconomia iam olim dictus - 1579

Wesenbeck Matthaeus - Commentarius Iuris, Oeconomia iam olim dictus - 1579
Geschiedenis, Literatuur, Recht - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Wesenbeck Matthaeus
Matthaei Vvesenbecii Commentarius Iuris, Oeconomia iam olim dictus
Basileae - 1579 -
Ex Officina Episcopiana
(2), 343, (28)p.
4to - 23.5 x 18 cm. -

Rare publication by the Belgian jurist
Matthaeus Wesenbeck
(Antwerp 1531 - Wittenberg 1586),
student of Gabriel Mudaeus.
Wesenbeck was a Protestant writer, widely known
and quoted during his time.
He taught in Jena and Wittenberg.
He was among the leading commentators and writers of the Germanic school.

This work is a summary
of the Corpus Juris Civilis,
of the Libri Feudorum and of Corpus

Beautiful and precious binding,
strictly coeval, of sow leather,
depicting relief engravings with decorative frames.
On the front panel, portrait of
Charles V of Habsburg, (King of Spain and Emperor of the H.R.E. - 1500/1558) in armour,
with the motto "plus ultra 1581",
signature "Carole mortales dubitant homo sisne deusve sunt tua sceptra
hominis sed tua facta dei".
Charles V reigned during
Wesenbeck’s formation.
On the back panel there is an engraving of
John Frederick I of Saxony
(1503/1554) in armour, with signature
"Victus eras acie fidei constantia tandem victorem
ante homines fecit et ante deum".
On the sides of the portraits, frames decorated with
floral motifs and medallions.
Spine with 4 raised bands and handwritten text at the top end.

The motto of Charles V "Piu' Oultre",
rendered as "Plus Ultra" from the original
French, has become the Spanish national motto.
The date engraved on the lower margin of the portrait, 1581, is testimony to this.

Unfortunately, the
title page is missing.
Slight erosion in the central part of the outer edge, corresponding to the front panel.

The sheets are overall well preserved,
robust and with even browning.
There are stains at the margins of a few pages.
Underlines in the text.
Splendid coeval manuscript on the front of the last blank sheet (see photo). Colophon with publisher and date of printing (1579).
Elegant editorial brand at the end.
On the front counter-panel there are old codices on parchment, probably in Germanic language,
used for binding.
Prestigious bookplate Castello di Duino
(see photo).
The missing title page will be reproduced as a copy on antique paper
and attached to the work (see photo).

Dedication, text and index
Collated, complete.

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Geschiedenis, Literatuur, Recht
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Wesenbeck Matthaeus
Commentarius Iuris, Oeconomia iam olim dictus
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Ex Officina Episcopiana
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24×18 cm
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