Exhibits

Scottish herringbone binding, early 18th century
The Rare Book Collection’s current exhibition, “Legally Binding: Fine and Historic Bindings from the Yale Law Library,” can now be viewed online in our Flickr site, in...
Binding with arms of Cardinal Francesco Ricci
Many of the historic volumes in the Lillian Goldman Law Library are significant not only for their texts, but for their extraordinary bindings. Over thirty of these are...
Lincoln's Inn
A selection of guidebooks for students engaged in the study of the law.               Thomas Lane. The student’s guide through Lincoln’s Inn. 3rd edition. London: Printed for...
Repertorium aureum. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1495.
A selection legal dictionaries and grammar books.                                 Repertorium aureum continens titulos quinque librorum Decretalium, sive Concordantiae...
Notes on Imperatoris Iustiniani Institutionum libri IV, 1642
A selection student notebooks and marginalia                             Imperatoris Iustiniani Institutionum libri IV. Amsterdam: Joan & Cornelis Blaeu, 1642. This...
Johannes Buno, Memoriale institutionum juris, 1672
A selection of works which use various visual devices (charts, illustrations, diagrams…) to present information in interesting ways           Giovanni d’Andrea. Lecture...
Portrait of William Blackstone, from Commentaries on the Laws of England (London, 1774).
William Blackstone. Commentaries on the laws of England. 6th edition. London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1774.Gift of Robert Freilich, Yale Law School Class of 1957. Blackstone’s...
Sir Thomas Littleton. Les tenures de Monsieur Littleton. London: Richard Tottel, 1591.
In Sir Thomas Littleton’s (1407-1481) time, materials for the study of law were scarce. Littleton orginally wrote the Tenures in order to help his son in his study of the law...
Institutiones imperiales. Paris:Jean Petit, 1510.
  Justinian’s Institutes   In the year 533 the Emperor Justinian reformed legal education in the Eastern Roman Empire, proscribing a new five-year course of study....
Guy Le Pape
When looking at a row of law books today, whether in a law library, a courthouse, or a student’s bookshelf, one might be struck by their apparent uniformity – row upon row of...

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