Book #69094
Commentaria in Tit de Aleatoribus D et C. Pedro Pantoja de Ayala.
Commentaria in Tit de Aleatoribus D et C.

Commentaria in Tit de Aleatoribus D et C.

Gambling Under Roman Law Pantoja de Ayala, Pedro. Commentaria in Tit. de Aleatoribus D. et C. Madrid: Apud Petrum Tazo, 1625. [viii], 272, [12] ff. Copperplate engraved pictorial title page, featuring large female figures representing justice and prosperity. Woodcut table. Quarto (7-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, traces of early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking, endpapers renewed. Light crinkling, spine ends bumped, moderate wear to corners. Moderate toning to text, some places have faint dampstaining. Light edgewear to title page, tiny early owner signature to its top margin, annotation in same tiny hand to its verso. A nice copy of a scarce title. $2,000. * Only edition. The work of a Toledo lawyer, this is a closely argued study of laws concerning gambling in the Digest and Code of Justinian. The book did not have any later editions, but some of its sections were included in Everhard Otto's Thesaurus Juris Romani (1741-1744). OCLC locates 7 copies, in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 211589.

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