Commentarius ad Pandectas…. Jean VOET.
Commentarius ad Pandectas…

Commentarius ad Pandectas…

The Hague: Abraham de Hondt, 1707.

Two substantial volumes, folio, title-pages printed in black and red; contemporary Dutch hard vellum, central ornaments to sides and panelling in blind, unlettered spines with raised bands.

Influential commentary on Justinian's laws

The second edition, revised by the author, of his 'exhaustive commentary on Justinian's Digest, the principal work of the Dutch professor of law Johannes Voet (1647-1713). This influential work was first published 1698-1704 and translated into Italian, Dutch and English… "Voet … differs from most of the other Dutch commentators on the Pandecta in his thorough an masterly exposition of the Roman-Dutch law as it obtained in his day. He was not satisfied with a mere academic treatise on the civil law, but he showed how that law should be applied to the affairs of everyday life, and how it was actually practiced in the courts of Holland and the adjoining provinces. Into his treatise on the Roman law he wove the legislation of the United Provinces which had altered or modified the civil law, the decisions of the courts which had interpreted the law, and the disputes on controverted points of law which had been ventilated in the courts or in the works of Dutch and other jurists. Voet's Commentary on the Pandects is therefore just as much a treatise on the law of Holland as the Introduction of Grotius or the Roman-Dutch Law of Van Leeuwen" (Wessels)…' (Antiquariaat Forum).

The second edition, revised by the author, of his 'exhaustive commentary on Justinian's Digest, the principal work of the Dutch professor of law Johannes Voet (1647-1713). This influential work was first published 1698-1704 and translated into Italian, Dutch and English… "Voet … differs from most of the other Dutch commentators on the Pandecta in his thorough an masterly exposition of the Roman-Dutch law as it obtained in his day. He was not satisfied with a mere academic treatise on the civil law, but he showed how that law should be applied to the affairs of everyday life, and how it was actually practiced in the courts of Holland and the adjoining provinces. Into his treatise on the Roman law he wove the legislation of the United Provinces which had altered or modified the civil law, the decisions of the courts which had interpreted the law, and the disputes on controverted points of law which had been ventilated in the courts or in the works of Dutch and other jurists. Voet's Commentary on the Pandects is therefore just as much a treatise on the law of Holland as the Introduction of Grotius or the Roman-Dutch Law of Van Leeuwen" (Wessels)…' (Antiquariaat Forum).

Wessels, History of the Roman-Dutch law, pp. 320-330.

Condition Report: Some occasional light foxing but a very good and attractive set in solid Dutch vellum bindings of the period.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

US$826.37   Other currencies

Ref: #4505194

Condition Report