Uncommon Commercial Law Dictionary by Azuni Azuni, D[omenico] Alberto [1749-1827]. Ricci, Giuliano, Editor. Dizionario Universale Ragionato Della Giurisprudenza Mercantile. Sassari: Tiopgrafia di Luigi Azzati, 1844. xxiii, 759 pp. Portrait frontispiece. Quarto (11" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine. Light rubbing to boards, small faint stain to front board, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to foot of spine, light wear to board edges and corners, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, small ink marks to right margin of p.109. An appealing copy. $950. * Fifth and final edition. An authority on mercantile law, Azuni was an Italian jurist and a writer who later became a French citizen, president of the appeal court at Genoa and judge of the Commercial Court at Cagliari. He is best-known for his Maritime Law of Europe (1806), which was a standard authority in the United States. Adapted in part from Baldasseroni's Dizionario (1807), it is more an encyclopedia or essay collection than a dictionary. Both synthetic and critical, it refers often to the leading treatises of commercial law. Marvin found it useful because it "contains the results of many authors, not readily accessible." Useful for its definitions, it is equally interesting because it has detailed criticism of the literature by a contemporary expert. The first edition was published in 1786-1788. All editions are scarce; OCLC locates 3 copies of the fifth edition, one in North America (Harvard Law School). Marvin, Legal Bibliography 81-82.
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