Rare Portuguese Treatise on Water Law Almeida e Sousa de Lobao, Manuel de. Tratado Pratico e Compendiario das Aguas dos Rios Publicos, Fontes Publicas, Ribeiros e Nascentes d'Ellas: Obra Apurada, Em que se Adopta o Mais Racionavel da Legislacao Romana, Cortado o que Hoje e Reprovado Pelo uso Moderno das Nacoes. Com Dois Indices, Um dos Capitulos, Outro das Conclusoes mais Notaveis e com Duas Dissertacoes Analogas Primeira Sobre as Aguas Pluviaes Segunda Sobre as Aguas Subterraneas. Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1861. xxiv, 195 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. A few shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, front joint starting at ends, boards somewhat bowed, rear hinge cracked but secure, small worm hole to front free endpaper and title page. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Early owner name to fore-edge of text block, internally clean. Ex-library. Fragment of shelf label to spine, fragment of bookplate to front free endpaper. A solid copy of a rare title. $1,250. * This appears to have been a respected work. It was cited by jurists in Portugal and Brazil and reprinted in 1911. It is quite rare today, however. OCLC locates one copy in North America (at Yale Law School). Other copies located at UC-Berkeley Law School and Harvard Law School, which has the 1911 edition. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
Book number 57691