A Classic Guide to Pleading and Procedure in Roman and Canon Law [Ferrari, Giovanni Pietro (fl. 1389-1416)]. [Practica Nova Judicialis]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 28 February 1482]. [viii], 204 ff. First and final blank leaves replaced. Text complete. Double column, 57-58 lines plus headline, gothic type, 5 to 16-line initial spaces. Full-page pictorial woodcut "Arbor Consanguinitatis." Collation: [a-b8, c-zA-M6]. Chancery folio 12-1/4" x 8-1/2" (31 x 21.5 cm). Later vellum with lapped edges, lettering pieces, small library shelf number and label, to spine, edges rouged, endpapers renewed. Light soiling and some minor stains, moderate rubbing to extremities, recent library bookplate to front pastedown, library stamp to front free endpaper, embossed library stamp to following leaf. Text in parallel columns, 57-58 lines plus headline, gothic type, 5 to 16-line initial spaces. Light toning, slightly heavier in places, faint dampstaining and light soiling to preliminaries, minor early repairs to two preliminary leaves with no loss to text, first leaf with erased inscription and repair on blank recto, brief early annotations to a few passages. $16,000. * An instant classic, Ferrari's treatise on pleading and procedure in Roman and canon law circulated widely in manuscript and was first printed around 1472. It went through 15 editions by 1499 and several later editions into the seventeenth century. Its popularity can be traced to its practical usefulness, clear organization and lucid exposition. OCLC locates 2 copies of this imprint in North America (Harvard Law School, Huntington Library). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries F113. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 9815.
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