1556 Byzantine LAW 1ed Greek Constantine Harmenopoulos Hexabiblos Ottoman RARE

MERCIER, Jean

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Constantine Harmenopoulos was a 14th-century Greek jurist from Thessaloniki known for being the highest ranking judge in the Byzantine Empire. His law book ‘Hexabiblos’ became the most important collection of Byzantine laws and law commentary throughout the 14th-16th-centuries, notably being used as the governing laws for the Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire.

 

The ‘Hexabible’ was most famously translated by French jurist Jean Mercier in 1556 and is considered to be highly rare and desirable to collectors with law, Ottoman, and Byzantine interest.

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1556 Byzantine LAW 1ed Greek Constantine Harmenopoulos Hexabiblos Ottoman RARE

 

Constantine Harmenopoulos was a 14th-century Greek jurist from Thessaloniki known for being the highest ranking judge in the Byzantine Empire. His law book ‘Hexabiblos’ became the most important collection of Byzantine laws and law commentary throughout the 14th-16th-centuries, notably being used as the governing laws for the Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire.

 

The ‘Hexabible’ was most famously translated by French jurist Jean Mercier in 1556 and is considered to be highly rare and desirable to collectors with law, Ottoman, and Byzantine interest.

 

Item number: #20475

Price: $1500

 

MERCIER, Jean

 

Constantini Harmenopuli iudicis Thessalonicensis Promptuarium iuris ciuilis

 

Lugduni: Apud Matthiam Bonhomme, 1556. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [16], 279, [9]
    • Numerous woodcut initials throughout
    • Signatures: [a]4, [b]4, a-z4 A-N4
  • References: USTC 152152; Adams H 67
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Petri Bedeau
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6.5in (24.5cm x 16.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

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20475

Category

Law & Government

Authors

MERCIER, Jean

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete