Scarce Commentary on Commercial Titles of the Digest by an Important Neapolitan Jurist Aulisio, Domenico [1649-1717]. Commentarii ad Titt. Pandectarum De Acquir. Vel Ammitt. Possess De Verbor. Obligat. De Legat. Et Fideicommiss. Naples: Expensis Josephi de Lieto, 1776. Three volumes. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, gilt-framed colored title panels to spines. Some rubbing and soiling and minor stains, corners lightly bumped, chips to head and center of spine of Volume II, minor worming to boards of Volumes I and III, a few endleaves lacking, some hinges cracked, a few cracks to text blocks. Large copperplate vignettes to title pages, that of Volume I printed in red and black. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining and worming to margins, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. A solid copy of a scarce title. $750. * Second and final edition. Much larger than the two-volume first edition (1719-20), also quarto-sized. This is an interesting commentary on the titles of the Digest on matrimony, credit, mortgages and commercial transactions. The editor of this edition is unknown. Aulisio was a professor of law at the University of Naples and an associate of Giambattista Vico. He was a prolific author on a variety of legal subjects. The second edition was reissued in 1783. Both editions and the reissue are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition in North America (Harvard Law School, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School). This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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