Fine-Press Facsimile of the First Edition of the Consolato del Mare [Consolato del Mare]. Bohigas, Pedro, Preface. Llibre del Consolat de Mar: Reproduccion Facsimil de la Edicion Principe (?Barcelona. Hacia 1484?). Barcelona: [Graficas Marina], 1953. 46,  pp. Printed publisher stiff wrappers, untrimmed edges, most signatures unopened. Negligible light soiling to wrappers, otherwise fine. Book house in lightly shelfworn and soiled publisher chemise, quarter cloth over paper-covered boards, title to spine. Presentation certificate (inscribed to "Sr. Calbrurn") laid-in. $200. * From an edition of 350 copies, this number 220. Preface in Spanish, French and English. A landmark in the development of maritime law, the Consolato del Mare is a digest of the law and practice commonly followed by the commercial judges in the chief ports around the Mediterranean, it became a maritime common law of the Mediterranean and a foundation for subsequent European maritime laws and customs. As indicated by its presentation certificate, our handsome facsimile edition was produced by the Compania Hispano Americana de Seguros y Reaseguros for distinguished participants of the eighth congress of the International Union of Marine Insurers.
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