Rare Sixteenth-Century Study of Judicial Jurisdiction Mattei, Antonio. Prorogationes Fori & Competentiae, Preventionis, & Iuris Revocandi Domum, Reconventionis, Et Reorum Transmissionis. Tractatus. [Rome]: [Impensis Antonii Bladi Asulani, 1547]. [ii], 65,  ff. Final leaf, a blank, lacking. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (8" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules and large blind central arabesques to boards, raised bands and blind ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Title printed with woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, faint dampstains to lower margins of a few leaves below text. A handsome copy of a rare title. $1,850. * Only edition. This study addresses the Roman law of prorogation, which addresses the expansion of a court's authority to hear a case beyond its jurisdiction by consent of the parties involved. Mattei, a Roman lawyer, was professor of civil law at the University of Rome from 1548 to 1549. OCLC locates 3 copies, 1 in North America (Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE24577.
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