Lutetiae Prisorum: Sumptibus Frobrt Fouet, Via Iacobaea Sub Insigni Temporis & Occasionis, 1624. Folio. Item #018218
Charles Dumoulin (or Dumolin, Latinized Molinaeus) was noted for his works on jurisprudence and all aspects of Roman law as well as canon and customary law claiming that he was the chief expert on law over anyone in France or Germany. His learnedness was mixed with a desire to upset the system; consequently, he became a Protestant and attacked the Council of Trent which led to his imprisonment in Paris. The Printer's device sweeping through history is accompanied with the Latin phrase HANC ACIEM SOLA RETUNDIT VIRTUS or in one translation "Virtue alone withstands this blade". Volume I lacks the original title page, volume two with title page present. Bound in 1/4 calf over paper covered boards, red leather labels gilt, spine ends chipped, text without foxing.