Consilia by an Important Paduan Jurist Menochio, Giacomo [1532-1607]. Consilia Sive Responsorum. Liber Tertius; Nunc Primum in Lucem Editus. Quorum Quidem Responsorum (Ea Sunt Argutia, Eruditione, Atque Elegantia) Velut ex Oraculo Prudenter, Sciteq; Dicta, Facile Quisque Legendo Iudicibit. Et si Quis Libri Utilitatem, Vel Scriptoris vim Ingenii Atque Solertiam Spectet, Nulle Cere Aut Pauca, Quae cum His Conferre Queat. Cum Rerum Summis, Et Indice Locupletissimo. Venice: Apud Franciscum Zilettum, 1582. [xxxvi], 381 ff. Main text printed in parallel columns. Folio (14" x 9-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Some soiling and rubbing to extremities, vellum beginning to break through pastedowns. Large woodcut printer device to title page, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Contemporary and later signatures and annotations to preliminaries. Wear to edges of margins at ends of text block, light toning in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. $300. * Second edition. Highly regarded in his time, Menochio was a professor of law at the University of Padua. Complete in itself, this book is from a three-volume collection of Menochio's writings on Roman and canon law. (The first editions of these volumes were published in 1575, 1577 and 1582). Complete sets are quite uncommon. Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe M1269-70. Pazzaglini and Hawks, Consilia M51-53.
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