A Scarce Sixteenth-Century Treatise on the Benefit of Inventory Fanucci, Fanuccio de. Tractatus de Inventario Haeredis ac Eius Beneficio. Cui Accedit, Eiusdem Authoris, Non Inelegans Responsum, Super Statuto Lucensi. Nunc Primum In Lucem Editus, & Ceteris Omnibus, Qui Hactenus Super Huiuscemo di Materia Conscripti Sint, Longe Auctior, & Locupletior. Cum Indicibus, Ac Summariis Copiosissimis. Venice: Apud Haeredes Vincentii Valgrisii, 1574 (colophon dated 1573). [xxxii], 314 (i.e. 310), ,  pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum, somewhat later hand-lettered paper title label, early hand-lettered title to foot of text block, ties lacking. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, a few small wormholes through covers, pastedowns, endleaves and final leaf of text with negligible damage to legibility (parts of two words), occasional minor worming to margins. Attractive woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, early owner signatures to foot of front free endpaper and title page, interior otherwise clean. $950. * Only edition. This treatise analyzes benefit of inventory, a concept in Roman (and civil) law concerning an heir's right to commission a legally binding inventory of his ancestor's estate for representatives of the estate's creditors. It also concerns the right to limit debts and legacies to the amount of three fourths of an estate, thus preserving one fourth for the heir. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE18578.
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