Authoritative Treatise on Forestry Law Ruginelli, Giulio Cesare [d.1628]. De Arboribus Controversis Resolutionum Liber Singularis. Ex Quibus Omnes Sere de Hac re Disceptationes Facile Dirimi Possunt. Cum Additione Indice, Summariis, Aliisq Opportnis Auctus. Milan: Sumptibus Ioseph de Rossetis, 1688. [viii], 230,  pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands, early hand-lettered title to foot of text block. Rubbing with some wear to extremities and spine, minor spotting and a few small scuffs, boards slightly bowed, partial crack between front free endpaper and title page. Title page with small woodcut device printed in red and black, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Occasional faint dampstaining to foot of text block, worming to top edge of about a dozen leaves with no loss to text. Two small early owner signatures to title page, minor smudges and spark burns to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. An attractive copy. $650. * Later edition, enlarged. With index. This is a treatise on forestry law and legislation in Roman law that discusses trees, roots, branches, flowers and fruit. An authoritative work, it went through several editions, the final appearing in 1824. Few copies of any edition are held in North American libraries. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1688 edition (Harvard Law School, New York Botanical Garden Library). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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