Confiscation in Civil and Canon Law Guazzini Sebastiano. Massini, Seraphino. Tractatus de Confiscatione Bonorum, Cui Accessit in hac Postrema Editione Semicenturia Practicarum Quaestionum Eandem Materiam Tractantium Seraphini Massini. Opus Nunquam Antea Impressum, Omnibus Iurisprudentiae Professoribus, Tam in Scholis, Quam in Utroque Foro Versantibus, Valde Utile, Ac Necessarium. Nec Tantum Magis Communibus DD. Placitis. Sed Etiam Plurium Supremorum Tribunalium Auctoritate, & Signanter Quamplurimis S.R. Rom. Decisionib. Exornatum. Cum Summariis, & Duplici Indice Rerum, Ac Sententiarum Locupletissimo. Macerata: Typis Heredum Augustini Grisei, & Iosephi Piccini, 1658. 160, , 307,  pp. The second part, by Massini, has the title: Practicarum Quaestionum de Confiscatione Semicenturia. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary vellum, contrasting vellum spine with raised bands and calligraphic title. Some rubbing to board edges, corners bumped, about half of backstrip lacking due to worming, cords secure, front hinge broken, front free endpaper and half-title detached, rear hinge partially cracked, minor worming to final few leaves and rear endleaves, a few signatures loose. Early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-piece and decorated initials. Toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting, internally clean. A solid copy of a scarce title. $1,200. * Third 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 law. 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. This edition is enhanced by an extensive second treatise by Massini. According to the title page, he was jurisconsult associated with the Rota in Macerata. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law, 1 of this edition (at UC-Berkeley). British Museum Catalogue 11:193.
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