One of the Great Italian Jurists of the Fifteenth Century Cipolla, Bartolomeo [d. ca. 1477]. [Gradibus, Johannes de (15th/16th c.), Editor]. Incipiu[n]t Sole[m]nes ac P[er]utiles Tractatus Memoriaq[ue] ac Studio Dignissimi Egregij Viri: Iurisq[ue] Utriusq[ue] Peritissimi D. Bartholomei Cepolle, Videlicet. [Lyons: Antoine Du Ry, Impensis Jacques and Franciscus Giunta, 1525]. [xii], cccxvi [i.e. 312],  ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo 7" x 5" (18 x 13 cm). Contemporary vellum from manuscript leaf, hand-lettered title to spine, front endleaves recycled from another book. Some soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting, some worming to spine, corners worn, pastedowns loose, worming to rear hinge, a few cracks to text block, a few signatures loose. Title page, with woodcut vignette and architectural border, printed in red and black, small woodcut vignette at head of main text, woodcut decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, some edgewear and a few minor tears to title page and the following four leaves. Finger smudges, annotations to rear endleaves, underlining and brief annotations in few places, interior otherwise clean. $1,500. * Third edition. Cipolla was a professor of law at the University of Padua, Venetian diplomat and one of the greatest Italian Jurists of the fifteenth century. His works are notable for their humanistic scholarship and coordination of theoretical and practical concerns. Tractatus Memoriaque is a collection of seven essays on servitudes, real property and related topics in Roman and canon law. It is a collection based on titles that circulated in manuscript and the early printed era. The first edition in its final, seven-essay form appeared in 1511. It was issued several times into the sixteenth century. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of the 1525 imprint in North America. This edition not in Adams.
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