Scarce Copy of Treatise On the Roman Law of Prescription Balbi, Giovanni Francesco [fl. 1510-1540]. [Henricus, de Segusio, Cardinal (Hostiensis) (c. 1200-1271)]. Tractatus de Prescriptionibus: Tractatus Secundus et Perutilis Profunde Subtilis[que] ac Quotidiane Materie o[mn]is Prescriptio[n]is ta[m] Civilis Q[uam] Canonice, Qui de Prescriptionib[us] Inscribit[ur]. [Lyons: Impressa Lugd. per Benedict[us] Bonyn. 1532 die vero. xxix]. [xxii], 208 ff. Main text in parallel columns with side-notes. Octavo. 7" x 5" (18 x 13 cm). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, spine and joints covered in later paper with a contrasting hand-lettered title label, "245" in tint hand to head of spine, faint hand-lettered title and "T.B.B." in tiny hand to head of front cover, ties lacking. Light soiling and a few minor stains, chip to paper near foot of spine, pastedowns loose, upper section of front pastedown neatly removed. Title page with architectural border and large Bonyn device printed in red and black. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places, faint staining to margins of 12 leaves at rear of text block, early annotations and underlining to some passages, light soiling to title page. $4,000. * Third edition. Originally published in 1511, this treatise addresses the Roman law of prescription, the principle whereby a right or liability is created or extinguished over a certain period of time, usually in regard to a property title. It also includes an edition of a short treatise on this subject by Henricus de Segusio. It was a popular work that went through several issues and editions, the last one in 1582. OCLC locates 5 copies of all editions, 3 copies of this edition, no copies of any edition in North America. This edition not in Adams.
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