Funeral Rites and Burials Asinio, Giovanni Baptista [fl. 1562]. Commentarii in Titulum Digestorum De Religiosis & Sumptibus Funerum. Florence: Apud Laurentium Torrentinum, 1562. [viii], 338,  pp. Folio (12-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary calf with later varnishing, blind rules and small central arabesques to boards, raised bands and later lettering piece to spine, spine ends and corners mended. Some scuffing to boards, corners bumped, front joint partially cracked, front hinge just starting, rear hinge mended, later armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, a bit of soiling to title page. Early owner annotations to front pastedown, signatures and stamps to title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. A nice copy of a rare title. $1,250. * Only edition. Asinio was a notable Florentine jurist who was patronized by Cosimo I de Medici. He is best-known for his treatises on practice and procedure in Roman and Florentine law. De Executionibus is a comprehensive treatise on the section of the Digest, Book XI, Title 7, which addresses funeral rites and burial. It is a scarce title. OCLC locates 5 copies, 3 in North America (at the Library of Congress, Newberry Library and University of Chicago). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE3262.
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