Scarce Italian Treatise on Debtor and Creditor Zanchi, Carlo [fl. 1770]. Tractatus de Praelatione Creditorum in Foro Utilissimus, & ad Quotidianas Concursus, Seu Graduationis Quaestiones Accommodatissimus, in Sex Exercitationes Divisus, In Quibus Privilegia Creditorum Omnia, Quae a Legibus, Statutis, Consuetudinibus, Necnon Pontificiis Constitutionibus Descendunt, Late, Erudite, Diligenterque Expenduntur. Rome: Typis, Et Sumptibus Generosi Salomoni, 1766. viii, 628 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12-3/4" x 9"). Contemporary vellum with later rebacking, gilt-title to spine, endpapers renewed, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor stains to boards, spine ends and corners bumped, gilding oxidized or worn away. Light toning to text, light foxing in places. Early owner initials to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. An appealing copy. $1,250. * First edition. A second edition of this notable treatise on debtor and creditor, with an emphasis on insolvency and the priority of claims and liens, was published in 1839. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UC-Berkeley), 3 copies of the second (Columbia, Harvard, Yale). Not in Roberts or the British Museum Catalogue.
Book number 62887