Notable Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Family Law Pietro, d'Ancarano (Ancharano) [1330-1416]. Familiarium Iuris Quaestionum Libri Tres. Hac Postrema Editione Prioribus Duobus tum in Utroque Fore Versantibus, Tum in Scholis Docentibus Apprime Necessarii. Venice: Ex Officina Damiani Zenari, 1580. [xxxviii], 217,  ff. Final leaf blank. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin with elaborate blind tooling and beveled edges, raised bands to spine, early hand-lettered title to spine, clasps lacking. Light soiling to spine, some minor scratches and a few minor scuffs and stains to boards, rear board slightly bowed, spine ends bumped, minor tears to joints at head of spine, a few tiny worm holes to front joint at foot, large armorial bookplate (of the Bavarian Ducal Library dated 1618) to front pastedown. Joints starting, some worming to pastedowns, minor worming to margins of preliminaries, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page, faint dampstaining along crack, light toning to text, slightly heavier in places. $1,500. * "New edition," enlarged with a "third book," the final edition of this work. Ancharano was a renowned Italian jurist and commentator on canon and Roman law. As indicated by its title, Familiarium Iuris is an extensive study of domestic relations in Roman and canon law. Its "Liber Primus" was published in 1563. A two-part edition followed in 1569. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE1676.
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