Rare Italian Treatise on the Evaluation of Real Estate Girri, Francesco Maria [1707-1771]. L'Agrimensore Instruito. Ristampata, Ed Accresciuta. Ferrara: Appresso Gio. Antonio Coatti, 1767. [xvi], 180 pp. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt spine with raised bands, patterned endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, partial crack in text block between front free endpaper and half-title. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing. Tiny private (?) library stamp to verso of title page, early owner annotations to verso of front free endpaper, underlining and notes in later pencil to a few leaves. A handsome copy. $950. * Second and final edition, enlarged. First published in Venice in 1758, this is a treatise on legal aspects of surveying and the evaluation of real property as practiced in the Republic of Venice. The second edition was reissued in 1777. All of these issues are rare. OCLC locates 1 copy of the second edition in North America (at the University of Illinois), 3 of the first (at Trinity College, Hartford, University of Michigan and Yale Law School) and none of the second edition reissue. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
Book number 59004