Impressive (and Scarce) Collection of Consilia Parisio, Pier Paolo [1473-1545]. Prima [-Quarta] Pars Consili[orum] Petri Pauli Parisii Pontificii Caesareique Iur. Consultissimi, Ex Innumeris Quibus Scatebat Mendis, Olim Purgata, Nunc Vero Maiore Cura Pristino Candori Poenitus Restituta, Necnon Argumentis Locupletissimis Illustrata. Ac Praeter Locupletissimum Indicem Elementario Ordine Confectum, Accedunt Multa, Quae in Cocteris Voluminibus non Reperies, None Sine Maxima Studiosorum Utilitate. [And] Repertorium in Quatuor Volumi Consiliorum Petri Pauli Parisii. Venice: S.n., 1552. 5 volumes, bound in 2 books. Each volume with title page and individual pagination. Main texts in parallel columns. Folio (17" x 11-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, early repairs to spine of first volume using early manuscript leaf, early hand-lettered titles to spine and bottom edges of text blocks. Some soiling, edgewear and worming, pastedowns loose, hinges cracked or starting, a few partial cracks to text blocks. Title pages printed in red and black within impressive woodcut architectural frames, handsome large woodcut vignettes and decorated initials. Light soiling to title pages at beginning of each volume, minor edgewear to following few leaves. Toning, light browning and dampspotting in a few places, internally clean. $5,000. * Second edition. With indexes. Parisio was a professor of law, later the Bishop of Nusco and an influential cardinal. These impressive volumes collect over 500 of his consilia on a variety of topics. Other editions were published in 1543, 1570-71, 1573, 1580 and 1593. All are scarce, especially in North America. OCLC locates copies of the 1543, 1552, 1570 and 1573 editions at Harvard Law School, the University of Alberta, University of Glasgow, and UC-Berkeley Law School respectively. The Library of Congress has copies of the 1543, 1570 and 1593 editions. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo (EDIT16) CNCE 68118.
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