An Influential Treatise on Riparian Law Aimo, Battista [1550-1589]. De Alluvionibus; Tractatus Fertilissimus, In quo Incrementi & Decrementi Fluminum, Ad Fundorum Vicinorum Commodo, & Incommoda, Cum Naturali Acquisitione, & Amissione Dominiorum, & Possessionum; Materia ita Copiose, & Clare Tractatur, Ut nil Amplius Desiderandum Sit. Quod ad Venditionum, Emptionum; Pactorum Inter Emptorem, & Venditorem; Locationum, Conductionum, & Retractuum, In Praediis Rusticis Fluminibus Adhaerentibus, Negotia Exactissime Conferre Possit. Opus Omnibus Utile, Delectabile, & Admodum Necessarium. Cum Desiderabilibus Summariis, & Indice Copiosissimo. Venice: Apud Baretium Baretium & Socios, 1599. [xx], 307,  pp. Two woodcut folding plates. Eleven large woodcut text illustrations. Text printed within ruled borders. Contemporary vellum with later vellum rebacking, later hand-lettered title to spine, early hand-lettered title to foot of text block, endleaves renewed. Light scuffing and a few minor stains and wormholes to boards, which are slightly bowed, light wear to corners, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, bookplate residue to front pastedown, a few partial cracks to text block. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, light browning to a few leaves. $1,850. * Third edition. Aimo's influential treatise addresses a thorny aspect of riparian law: alluvium, that is, soil deposited on a shore by a river that modifies the dimensions of a parcel of land. A fine example of humanistic legal scholarship, it is notable for its application of geometry-based surveying techniques, which are illustrated in the plates and most of the woodcuts. First published in 1580, it went through several editions into the eighteenth century. Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE573.
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