Vocabularius juris utrisque. Strasbourg: [Georg Husner], May 27, 1500. WITH: Formulare registrorum seu terminorum obseruandorum in curia Romana. Leipzig: Wolfgang Stöckel, March 19, 1506.
2 works bound in one volume. Folio (277 x 190 mm). a8 b6 c8 d-x6; [*]2(-*2) a6 +*2 b6 C-K6. Title-pages for both works. Double column, gothic types, first work with initial spaces with printed guide letters. Period South German half blind-tooled red deerskin over wooden boards, remains of brass fore-edge clasp, early re-painting of spine and addition of red lettering-piece. Second work evenly browned and with some trimmed headlines, some minor stains/soiling, final leaf (colophon) used as lower pastedown, rubbing and a tear to spine exposing manuscript backstrip.
Provenance: Jesuit house of Millstatt [Carinthia] (inscription on first text leaf); Sotheby's New York, Jun 13, 1991, lot 149.
Two important medieval legal handbooks, in attractive original condition and binding. Vocabularis juris utriusque was a very popular introductory guide to canon and civil law, published anonymously but identified as the work of Jodocus in a number of early manuscripts. Jodocus was doctor of decretals at the university at Erfurt. The second work is a procedural guide to the Roman court produced for the German market. Two incunable editions were printed in Rome under the title Formularium terminorum. Copinger 6273; Goff V358 (first work).