Handsomely Printed Pocket-Sized Edition with Commentaries by Sassoferrato [Justinian I (485-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. D'Aurigny, Gilles, Editor. [Sassoferrato, Bartolo de (1313-1357), Glossator]. Textus Infortiati: D[omi]ni Justiniani Imp[er]atoris Sacratissimi. Cu[m] Summariis. [Paris: Francois Regnault, c.1530]. 290,  ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Recent three-quarter cloth over paper-covered boards, contemporary thumb-tabs to fore-edge of text block, early hand-lettered title to top-edge, endpapers renewed. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities. Title page and text printed in red and black, handsome woodcut title-page vignette of Justinian and his court, repeated on verso of third leaf and recto of final leaf, large Regnault elephant device to verso of leaf preceding "Tabula Legum" and verso of final leaf, crible initials. Light toning, light soiling and small stain to title page, library stamp to its verso and to a few other leaves. A handsomely printed edition. $1,500. * This is a pocket-sized volume of the Infortiatum of Justinian's Digest surrounded by commentaries, chiefly by Bartolo de Sassoferrato, the preeminent early expositor of Roman law. (These are printed within the text columns and distinguished from the main text by pointing hands.) Summaries of the titles are included as well. The medieval glossators divided the Digest into three sections, or Volumina: the Digestum Vetus, the Digestum Novum and the Infortiatum. Comprising Books XXIV, Title 2 to XXXVIII, the Infortiatum addresses donations between husband and wife, divorce, curatorship, wills and testaments and trusts and legacies. OCLC locates 11 copies, 4 in North America, 1 in a law library (University of Georgia). Not in Adams. Universal Short-Title Catalogue 181299.
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