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Modus legendi abbreviaturas in utroque iure

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  • Louvain: Aegidius van der Heerstraten, 5 February 1488
  • Paper
Chancery folio (250 x 185mm.), 32 leaves (of 34), a8 b-d6 e8, double column, 41 lines, gothic type, modern red morocco by the Cockerell Bindery (note at back of book with details of previous binding, sheep-backed boards, and dated February 1986), modern brown buckram folding box, numerous manuscript annotations in different hands (some trimmed), lacking a1 (title-page) and blank leaf a5, occasional soiling


Law Society of England and Wales


Goff M748; HC 11470; BSB-Ink M-509; Bod-inc M-292; GW M24966; ILC 1609; Mendham M245

Catalogue Note

This legal treatise was first published in c. 1475 and was regularly reprinted in Paris, Germany and the Low Countries during the fifteenth century; most editions are recorded in only a handful of copies, though there are eighteen copies of this edition listed in ISTC. The author is named in the text (in an acrostic) as Werner von Schussenried.

Aegidius van der Heerstraten was active between 1485 and 1488. The manuscript pagination indicates that this was once part of a Sammelband.