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CAMINHA, Gregorio Martins

Tractado da forma dos libellos, e das allegações judiciaes, e do Processo do juyzo secular, & Ecclesiastíco, & dos contratos cõ suas glosas . .   Reformado do novo com addiçoes, e Annotações copiosas das Ordenações novas do Reyno, Leys de Castella, & modernos, & outras formas de Libellos, Petições, & Allegações judiciais, com a conferencia dos titulos das Ordenações antiguas com as novas, & Processo do Tribunal da legacia, & das Revistas.   Compostas pello Doctor Joam Martins da Costa, avogado na Corte, & casa da Supplicação.


Lisbon, Pedro Craesbeck, A custa de Thome do Valle Mercador de livros, 1621.


Small folio.  (6), 128 ff.  Recent vellum, new end papers.   19th century manuscript annotations on back free end-paper.   Title p. slightly discoloured, top right-hand corner of title p., last f. and lower margin of ff. (1 - 6) repaired, tip of lower corners of ff. 19 - 39 repaired, faint water stain in top inner margin, small ink stain on f. 17 recto, short tear in top margin of f. 74 repaired, faint staining in ff. 65 - end.

This classic work was first printed in 1549 and frequently reprinted, for the last time in 1824.   When Portugal came under Spanish rule, many Portuguese had to travel to Madrid to have their cases heard, and the confusion caused by the existence of two codes of official legislation, in which many laws in the second contradicted those in the first, led Philip II to reorganize the legal system early in his reign.   It was not until 1619 that the Spanish monarch, Philip III, first visited Portugal.   João Martins da Costa, a lawyer and professor of jurisprudence, states in the preface that the previous edition of 1592 of the work was by then outdated and he wished to present a more modern version.   Martins Caminha was jurisconsult and lawyer to the Casa de Suplicação in Lisbon.   The licences are dated 1619 and 1621.  

Innocêncio III, 164.   Pinto de Mattos 380.  



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