Three Scarce Titles by Alciati, Including a Collection of Consilia Relating to Dueling Alciati, Andrea [1492-1550]. In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII qui De Rebus Creditis Primus est, Rubric. Si Certum Petatur, Commentarius: Longe Doctissimus Atque Utilissimus: Una cum Vocum ac Rerum Toto hoc in Libro Notabilium Indice Diligentissimo. Lyons: Apud Iacobum Giunta, 1546. 387,  pp. [Bound with] Alciati, Andrea. Parerga: Andreae Alciati Iurisconsulti Mediolanensis PARERGON Iuris Libri Tres, Cum Argumentis Capitum in Eosdem, & Indice Vocum, Rerum, Autoritatum, & Locorum Notatu Dignorum. Lyons: Apud Jacobum Giunctam, 1539. [xxxii], 190 pp. [And] Alciati, Andrea. De Singulari Certamine Liber: Eiusdem Consilium in Materia Duelli, Exceptum ex Libro Quinto Responsorum. Lyons: Apud Theobaldum Paganum, 1545. 111,  pp. Octavo 6-1/4" x 4-1/4" (15.8 x 10.8 cm). Contemporary limp vellum with yapp edges, early hand-lettered titles to spine, top edge and front cover, ties lacking. Light soiling, rubbing to extremities with minor wear around spine ends and corners, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Attractive woodcut printer devices, colophons and decorated initials. Toning and light browning in places, early owner initials to title page of first title, interior otherwise clean. $2,500. * Fourth, second and third editions respectively. The first title is a commentary on the Digest, Book XII, Title 1: "Things Credited Giving Rise to Fixed Claims and the Condictio." Parergon is a collection of "thought pieces" on miscellaneous topics in Roman law. The final volume is a collection of consilia on matters relating to dueling. It is derived from his Responsa, a multi-part collection of consilia on different topics. All editions of these titles are scarce. Digestorum: OCLC locates 3 copies; Parerga: OCLC locates 6 copies. Both of these imprints not listed in Adams, Roberts or the British Museum Catalogue; Singulari: OCLC locates 3 copies of this edition. Pazzaglini & Hawks, Consilia A-9.
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