First Edition of a Standard Work on Pledges and Mortgages Negusanti, Antonio [1465-1528]. Tractatus de Pignoribus et Hypothecis Domini Antonii Negusantii de Fano. [Bologna: Characteribus Cynthii Achillini excussa, 11 Augusti 1526]. [xii], 68,  ff. Text (except dedication) in parallel columns. Main text preceded by index (Repertorium). Folio (14-1/2" x 10"). Contemporary vellum, raised bands and faint early hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing, minor soiling and some minor stains to boards, which are slightly bowed, chip to head of spine, joints just starting at foot, corners bumped and somewhat worn, minor worming to pastedowns and endleaves, wear holes (paper flaw?) to rear free endpaper, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page of Repertorium. Title pages printed within woodcut architectural border, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning, light foxing in a few places, brief early annotations in a few places, some affected by trimming, faint oil stains to a few leaves, light soiling and minor edgewear to preliminaries. An impressive copy of the rare first edition. $5,000. * First edition. Negusanti's treatise on pledges and mortgages in Roman law was a standard work for several generations of lawyers throughout Europe. Several issues and editions followed, the last one in 1736. OCLC locates 2 copies, 1 in North America (at Harvard Law School). Censimento Nazionale Delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE23606.
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