A Rare Thesis on Donations Forster, Elias. Theses Sequentes, Desumpas ex Materia Donationum, Exercitii Caussa pro Ingenii Viribus Publice Defendendas Proposuit Helias Forster. Basel: Oporinus, 1591.  pp. Small quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Side-stitched pamphlet bound into recent paper-covered boards. Title printed within typographical border, large woodcut historiated capital at beginning of text, woodcut tail-piece. "47." in small early hand to head of title page, interior notably fresh. Ex-library. Small shelf label to foot of spine. A notably clean copy of a rare title in an attractive binding. $500. * Only edition of a legal dissertation in which the author, a native of Thuringen, defends 40 Theses at the University of Basel concerning the various categories of donations, including legacies, endowments, and 'donatio mortis causa,' that is, a deathbed gift, or a future gift made in expectation of the donor's imminent death. Not listed in VD16; No copies listed on OCLC, the USTC locates 1 copy (University of Basel). Universal Short-Title Catalogue 709849.
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