Rare Books Amplify Learning

Rare Books Amplify Learning

GW undergraduate students enrolled in the freshman writing course Art in the Age of Shakespeare visited the Law Library on November 15 to see law books printed during Shakespeare’s lifetime, and to view the exhibition The Duel in History: Laws, “Codes,” and Censure....
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Guillaume Jaudin. Traité de tesmoings et d’enqvestes.Paris : Ieanne de Marnef, 1546. The first edition of a vernacular handbook for the examination of witnesses and the collection of evidence in civil and criminal cases. Bound in later calf with gilt decorations...
Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Decretales Gregorii IX.  Venetijs: Nicolas Jenson, 1475. An incunabulum printing of the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, promulgated in 1234 as the first official compilation of canon law with universal authority. An imposing volume, bound in contemporary leather over...

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

Matthias Fronius.  Statuta iurium municipalium Saxonum in Transyluania. [Transsylvaniae Corona : George Greus?], 1583 / Der Sachssen inn Siebenbürgen : Statuta : oder eygen Landtrecht. Cronstadt in Siebenbürgen : George Greus, 1583. First editions of the codification...

Special Collections Recent Acquisition

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...

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