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Joannes Nigronus.  Oratio Nigroni iureconsulti habita Genue du[m] Pa[n]thaleone[m] Siluaticu[m] vtriusq[ue] iuris ornaret insignibus.[Pavia]: Impressussum Papie p[ro] magistru[m] Jacob de Burgofrancho, 1509. The first and only edition of the legal dissertation given...
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Desolle. Procès contre Mme Rouanet le Sr. Jougrans la dame de Negries et le Sr. Vaganai porteur des lettres de change. [s.l.: s.n.], [ca. 1784]-1786. A volume of 11 pamphlets regarding litigation between Marie Antoinette de Carrión, wife of Augustin Spinola (married...
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Walds Ordnung [s.l.: s.n.], 1535. An important addition to the Law Library’s collection of early forest law. The first edition of revised legislation regulating forest and land use rights in the Nuremberg forests.  Nineteen unnumbered leaves in quarto format, large...
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

[Statuta Placentiae]  [Piacenza: s.n., November 12, 1472] A Renaissance legal manuscript in folio format, of 74 unnumbered vellum leaves, 40 lines to a full page, rubricated with two- to three-line initials in red, with red headings.  There is some contemporary...

Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, first celebrated in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived to take control of the former Confederate state and slaves were freed.  Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863, it had little effect on the...

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