Illustrated law

Battista Aimo, De alluvionum iure universo (Bologna, 1580).
My friend and collaborator Mark Weiner has produced the latest installment in his series of videos on rare law books. “Water, Paper, Law” is an almost poetic meditation, in...
The Lillian Goldman Law Library’s 2013 holiday card features an image from one of this year’s acquisitions. The image is the headpiece from the opening chapter in...
Nicolaus de Gijselaar, De venatione (1734)
The latest addition to our Flickr site is “Dutch legal dissertations”. This set of images is another product of my interest in illustrated law books. The Lillian Goldman Law...
Institutiones D. Justiniani SS. Princ. : typis variae, rubris nucleum exhibentibus : accesserunt ex Digestis tituli De verborum significatione & Regul. juris (Amsterdam, 1664)
Institutiones D. Iustinianei (1664), with arms of Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott. This copy of the Institutes of Justinian, the introductory text of Roman law taught for...
Lucius Annaeus Florus, L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum (Leiden, 1744)
Lucius Annaeus Florus, L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum (1744), with arms of The Hague (Netherlands). Florus (c. 74 – c. 130 AD) is known chiefly for his Epitome, or...
John Fortescue, The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight (London, 1869)
John Fortescue, The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight (1869), with the arms of Evelyn Philip Shirley. Fortescue (c. 1394-1480) was a leading jurist and Lord Chief Justice...
 Polnoe sobranie zakonov Rossiiskoi Imperii [= Complete collection of the laws of the Russian empire]. St. Petersburg, 1839-1873.
Heraldic devices were – and still are – sources of pride for individuals and families.  Arms traditionally denote rank within a nobility, indicate prestigious associations...
We recently acquired 18 pamphlets, many of them illustrated, on the 1820 trial of Queen Caroline of England, one of the most sensational events of Regency England. Her...
The news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation brings to mind an image from our rare book collection that illustrates a previous papal resignation, that of Pope Celestine V....
My colleague at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Raymond Clemens, recently asked me for a list of the Law Library’s medieval manuscripts in vernacular...

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