Early Study of Ancient Greek Legislation Biagi, Clemente [1740-1804]. Tractatus de Decretis Atheniensium in que Illustratur Singula Decretum Atheniense ex Museo Equitis ac Senatoris Iacobi Nanii Veneti. Rome: Apud Antonium Fulgoni, 1785. lvi, 446 pp. Quarto (10-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter vellum over speckled boards, traces of early hand-lettered title to spine. Negligible light rubbing and a few minor stains, spine ends bumped, corners bumped and lightly worn. Woodcut head-pieces and tail-pieces, copperplate title vignette, copperplate leaf (of a monument with an inscription), two woodcut tables. Light to moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. $500. * Only edition of 250 copies printed. Biagi was a cleric, canon lawyer and legal antiquarian based in Rome. His Tractatus analyzes legislation in ancient Greece. It is notable as one of the earliest studies of its kind, which was part of an interest in Greek antiquity that was beginning to emerge in the late eighteenth century. OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Columbia, UC-Berkeley). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:1241.
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