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24 April 2001
JUSTINIAN I. Volumen legum, ut peculiari vocabulo nuncupant, iuris ciuilis prudentiae velut colophonem imponens iam recens accurratissime recognitum. Paris: Claude Chevallon, August 1526.
8o (171 x 104 mm). Printer's woodcut device on title, title printed in red and black, numerous woodcut initials. (Some minor marginal spotting.) Contemporary blind-tooled calf, gilt and gauffered edges (rebacked, corners repaired).
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