A Distinguished Neapolitan Jurist Capece, Antonio [c.1458-1545]. Decisiones Clarissimi et Excellentissimi D. Antonii Capycii Iuris Utriusque Consulti ac Regii Consiliarii: Quas Ipse ex Sententiis Varie Dictis, & a Indicibus Sacri Concilii Neap. Suo Tempore Prolatis Summa cum Diligentia Collegit, Ac Luculenter Digessit Nunc Demum Diligentissime Revisae: Cum Indice Locupletissimo, Omnibus in Foro Versantibus Eaeterisq Iuris Studiosis ad Difficilimarum Quarumq. Iuris Quaestionum Quotidie Occurrentium Resolutionem non Solum Perutiles, Sed & Perquam Maxime Necessariae. Venice: [Apud Cominum de Tridino Montisferrati], 1556 [colophon dated 1555]. [xxxii], 192 ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, ties lacking, early hand-lettered titles to spine and bottom-edge of text block. Some soiling, a few holes to front and rear covers, a few chips and tears to edges, wear to corners and foot of spine, binding slightly cocked, hinges cracked, light edgewear to preliminaries, occasional edgewear to corners of text block, outer corners of several leaves have folds, small tear to leaf H6 (Fol. 62). Large woodcut vignette of a professor teaching a class of students at head of Fol. 1. Moderate toning, faint, often very faint, dampstaining to upper half of text block, early owner signature to title page, early annotations, underlining and marks to several leaves. $1,250. * Capece was a distinguished Neapolitan jurist and a counselor to the king of Naples, Ferdinand of Aragon, and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. First published in 1541, his Decisiones, a collection of opinions on complicated legal questions, went through eight editions, the last one in 1583. All are scarce. OCLC locates 12 copies of the 1556 edition, 6 in North America, 3 in law libraries (George Washington University, Harvard, University of Minnesota). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE24721.
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