Inventory of Estates in Roman Law Della Valle, Rolando [fl. 1561]. Tractatus Non Minus Utilissimus Quam Necessarius de Inventarii Confectione. Nunc Primum ad Communem Omnium Utilitatem cum Summarijs et Locupletissimo Omnium Rerum Notabilium Repertorio in Lucem Editus. Venice: Ex Officina Ioan. Bapt. Somaschi, 1573 (Colophon date 1572). [xl], 235,  ff. Octavo (5-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, remains of thong ties, early hand-lettered titles to spine and foot of text block. Light rubbing, some soiling to spine, a few chips and early hand-lettered shelf number to head of spine, worming to hinges and rear joint, front joint starting. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and browning in places, early underlining to a few leaves, early signature and early struck-through signature to title page. $1,750. * First edition. This treatise addresses the inventories of decedents' estates in Roman law. It discusses the role of inventories and their preparation. Benefit of inventory, the doctrine that limits the liability of heirs resulting from an insolvent estate, is discussed at length. A well-respected work, it went through later editions in 1574, 1579 and 1585. OCLC locates 10 copies of the first edition, 3 in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley). Censimento Nazionale delle Edizioni Italiane del XVI Secolo CNCE 16607.
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