Scarce Treatise on the Roman Law of Confiscation Guazzini, Sebastiano. Tractatus De Confiscatione Bonorum, Hac Recenti Editione Lugdunensi, Infinitis Prope Mendis, Quibus Antea Scatebat, Expurgatus, & Nativo Candori Restitutus: Cum Summariis, Et Indicibus Accuratissimis. Lyons: Sumpt. Joannis Antonii Huguetan, & Soc., 1676. [iv], 134,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum with thong ties, near-contemporary calligraphic title to spine. Spine somewhat darkened, light soiling and a few minor stains to covers. Title page with handsome large woodcut device printed in red and black, woodcut head and tail-pieces. Toning to text, occasional light browning and dampspotting. Small later signature near foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. A well-preserved item. $850. * Sixth and final edition. First published in 1611, this was a well-regarded treatise on the appropriation, under legal authority, of private property to the state in Roman, canon and Italian civil law (i.e. confiscation). Little is known about Guazzini. The title page of our copy says he was an advocate and expert on criminal law associated with the Roman Curia. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries, one of this edition (at Harvard). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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