A Scarce Sixteenth-Century Collection of Legal Maxims Soccini, Bartolommeo [1436-1507]. Vadi, Benedetto [16th. c.]. Gerlier, Jean. Petrucci, Federico. Molinarus, Jacobus. Fallentiae. Regule cu[m] suis Ampliationibus et Fallentiis e Toto Iure Delecte: P[er] P[er]spicacissimum Utriusq[ue] Iuris Docto[r]ez do. Bartholomeum Socinum (...) [et] Co[r]recte: Nuperrimeq[ue] [et] Denuo Emendate Atq[ue] Frequentib[us] (Quibus Scaturiebat) Erro[r]ibus Expurgate. [Lyon: Opera Benoit Bonyn Expensis Francois Giunta et Jacques Giunta, 1524]. [xvi], 224 ff. Octavo (5-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin, image of Venus and Cupid to center of front board, image of Hercules and Antaeus to rear, raised bands and fragments of paper labels to spine, faint early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Moderate soiling, boards slightly bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities, tiny hole near center of front joint, front hinge cracked. Title page, with large woodcut vignette of a professor and students, printed in red and black. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to foot of text block through fol. [ix], annotations to endleaves and parts of text, light soiling and edgewear to preliminaries and endleaves, illegible early owner signature to head of title page, clean tear to fore-edge of leaf G4 (fol. 52). An attractive copy of a scarce title. $3,000. * Later edition. The main part of this work is a collection of legal maxims, mostly relating to the civil law, arranged alphabetically with critical commentary, mostly by Soccini. First published in 1510, was a popular work that went through several editions into the late sixteenth century with additions by later jurists. It was also included in the Tractatus Universi Iuris (1584-1586), the great eighteen-volume anthology commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII. All editions of Soccini's work are scarce in North American law libraries. OCLC locates 5 copies of the 1524 edition, 1 in North America (Harvard Law School). Adams, A Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe S1345.
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