The rare book room on the lower level in the Law Library is where you will find a collection of rare books from the 16th – 19th century in Dutch, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Latin, Polish and Spanish as well as titles on the topics of British, international, Islamic, martial and Roman law.
The oldest book in the collection is from 1576 and discusses Roman Law. One of the oldest textbooks was published in 1896 and is called A first book of jurisprudence for students of the common law.
A few other examples of rare books that can be found in the library are:
1. An Italian title from 1704 about Maritime and Commercial law called:
Il consolato del mare : nel quale si comprendono tutti gli statuti, & ordini, disposti da gli antichi per ogni cosa di mercantia, & di navigare : cosi a beneficio di marinari, come di mercanti, & patroni di nave
2. A book in German from 1808 about Civil Law during the First Napoleon era titled:
Codex Napoleon : uebersetzt nach der neuen officiellen Ausgabe von einer Gesellschaft Rechtsgelehrter und durch Noten erlautert
3. A Polish text about the laws of Poland and Lithuania published in 1787, afew years before the partitioning of Poland into Prusia, Austria and Russia.
Sadowy process : czyli sposob Prawowania sie W Trybunale y wszystkich Subselliach W.X. lit., poprawiony i Znacznie Pomnozony Przydatkiem Supplementu, W ktorym sie zawiera zbior konst: Novellae legis od poczatku Ponawania