The Roman Law of Prescription Balbo, Giovanni Francesco [f. 1510-1518]. [Henricus, de Segusio, Cardinal (Hostiensis) (c. 1200-1271)]. Tractatus Foecundus, et Perutilis de Praescriptionibus: Editus per Clarissimum Iurisconsultum do. Ioannem Franciscum Balbum Taurinensem. Cui Accedit Repetitio Singularis l. Celsus ff. de Usucap. Cum Multis Additionibus & Apostillis, Una cum Dictis Hostien. In Summa de Praescrip. & Usucap. & Cum Summariis & Repertorio Nuper Additis. Venice: [Apud Cominum de Tridino], 1564. [xxxii], 300 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Fol. 1 has woodcut of Balbo instructing a class of students. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Some soiling, especially to spine, minor wear to corners, some worming to pastedowns and endleaves, a few partial cracks to text block, boards slightly bowed. Some toning to text, light foxing in places. Early annotations and signatures to preliminaries and title page, other annotations and underlining to a few places in text, two inkstains to fol. 224 with minor damage to legibility. $1,500. * Later edition of a work first published in 1511. Tractatus Foecundus is concerned with the Roman law of prescription, the principle whereby a right or liability is created or extinguished over a certain period of time, usually in regard to a property title. It also includes an edition of a short treatise on this subject by Henricus de Segusio. It was a popular work that went through several issues and editions, the last one in 1582. Our 1564 copy was also issued in 1563. Both are identical in every respect and share the same entry number in EDIT16. All editions are scarce in North America. OCLC locates 2 copies of the 1564 edition in North America (at Harvard Law School and the Library of Congress). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE3948.
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