Maxims on Marriage, Inheritance and Other Aspects of Family Law Mantova Benavides, Marco [1489-1582]. Apophtegmata CC. Nunc Primum Edita, Ultra CCCCC. Alias Impressa, Cla. Iureconsul. Publicoque Interprete, D. Marco Mantova, Bonavito, Patavino, Auctore Inter Quae VII Etiam Quaestio. Insertae Sunt, Disputatae ad Partes, Nec Minus ad Usum Quotidianum Necessariae, Quam Utiles. Venice: Apud Gabrielem Giolitum de Ferrariis, 1545. 118,  ff. Final leaf blank. Woodcut printer's devices on title page and larger version on colophon leaf; woodcut initials. [Bound with] Mantova Benavides, Marco. Flamminius, Ioannes Baptista [fl.1547], Editor. Tractatus de Maiore Annorum XIIII. Efficaciter Obliga[n]do ad Declarationem Statuti Patavini, Sub Rub. de Alie. & Ob. Debi. Ordine Primi, Aliorum'q[ue] Locorum in Quibus Extat, Et ad Interpretationem Authen. Sacramenta Puberum C. Si Adver. Ven. Venice: Apud Ioan. Gryphium, 1547. [viii], 80 pp. Woodcut printer's device to title page, woodcut initial. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to front and spine, remnants of thong ties. Light creasing and soiling, a few small tears to extremities, light wear to head of spine, front hinge split, rear hinge starting. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in a few places, faint dampstaining to bottom margin in several places, light foxing and soiling in a few places, small tear to bottom edge of f. 8 of first work mended with cellotape and just touching text without loss, brief early annotations and manicules to several leaves. An appealing volume. $3,500. * Only editions. The author was a distinguished jurist and professor of civil, canon and criminal law at the University of Padua. Apophtegmata is a collection of maxims on, to use a modern term, family law. Most of these address marriage and inheritance. The maxims are accompanied by commentary, some of it topical, as in Apoph. 3, which refers to the struggle of Henry VIII and the pope. Other entries refer to the problems of a Paduan colleague (Apoph. 16) and abortion (Apoph. 187). The second work is a brief treatise on the legal status of children and young people (fourteen years old and under) in Padua. It does not have the errata on p. 80 present in some copies and may represent an earlier issue. OCLC locates 8 c.
Book number 74566