Rare Nineteenth-Century Italian Treatise on Mortgages Giovanardi, Clemente. Il Sistema Ipotecario Ridotto a Principii Generali e Conseguenziali per Modo di Istituzioni Elementari; Cento Dissertazioni. Imola: Tipografia Galeati, 1854-1857. Four volumes. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards, gilt fillets and calf lettering pieces to spines. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn, some soiling to spine and chipping to edges of lettering pieces, spine ends lightly bumped, early owner signature to front free endpaper of each volume. Light foxing in places, interiors otherwise fresh. $1,950. * Only edition. A thorough treatise on the law of mortgages as it existed in Emilia-Romagna shortly before its incorporation into the Kingdom of Italy. Giovanardi divides his subject into 100 "Dissertazioni," each with sub-categories. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Harvard Law School). Another copy located at UC-Berkeley Law School. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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