A Durable Concept in Roman Law Camarela, Francisco. De Legatis et Singulis Rebus per Fideicommissum Relictis. Libris Quindecim Exaratum in Foro, Et Scholis Professoribus Perutile, Ac Necessarium, Cum Indice Locupletissimo, Collegii Iudicium Vincentiae Cura, & Aere Editum. Venice: Apud Abundium Menafolium, 1681. [xl], 628,  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (13" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing and some staining to boards, spine slightly darkened, spine ends and corners bumped, a few minor chips to fore-edges. Title page, with large woodcut vignette, printed in red and black, woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining and worming in a few places (with no loss to legibility), internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. $650. * Only edition. One of the most durable concepts in Roman law, fideicommissum involves situations in which something is committed to somebody's trust. It is central to the law concerning testators. This treatise by a practicing attorney from Vicenza, reconciles received Roman law with practice in the Republic of Venice. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, Yale). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.
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