Final Edition, And the Only Edition with Somma's Notes Grotius, Hugo [1583-1645]. Gebauer, Georg Christian [1690-1773]. [Somma, Gabriele, Notes]. Florum Sparsio ad jus Iustinianeum, Cum Praefatione D. Geor. Christiani Gebaveri. Insuper hac Prima Neapolitana Editione Notulis Passim Aucta, Et Indicibus Tribus. Naples: Ex Officina Vincentii Manfredii, 1777. [xxiii], 378,  pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Text chiefly in Latin with some classical Greek script. Original printed wrappers with untrimmed edges bound into later quarter vellum over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Negligible rubbing to extremities. Moderate toning to text, foxing in places, dampstaining to first quarter of text block, internally clean. $650. * Fourth and final edition, the only edition with Somma's notes. First published in 1642, the Florum Sparsio is a topically digested selection of excerpts from Justinian's Code with commentary by Grotius. It was intended to serve as a tool for legal arguments. Somma, who wrote the additional notes in this edition, was a Neapolitan theologian. They add philological detail and information about Neapolitan and Italian law. OCLC locates only 4 copies in North America (George Washington Law, Harvard Law, Library of Congress, and UC-Berkeley Law School). Ter Meulen and Diermanse, Bibliographie de Grotius 795.
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