Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 1497.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #045371
Early full stamped pigskin with clasps, one strap worn, a bit of wear at the corners, some discoloration and staining - very sound overall. With the title in red excised and pasted back onto a blank, a few library stamps (NY Bar Association Library), minor worming mostly at the end, printers mark excised from the final index leaf and repaired on the verso, old paper repairs to the margins of the final leaves, obscuring the leaf number on the final leaf, a few stains here and there, but generally clean and a bright, crisp copy overall. Printed in red and black, 270 numbered leaves, 2 binder's blanks at front, 3 at the rear. Printed 1497/8, 15 1/2 x 10 1/3 inches, from 70-82 lines.
An attractive copy of Justinian's Infortiatum, the middle section of the Digest, with the gloss by the 13th century scholar Accursius. His glosses occupy a central place in medieval law as they were so copious (almost 100,000 glosses) and in depth that the glosses themselves were sometimes given the force of law. A fine and rare edition, just 11 copies listed in the ISTC (ij00561000), only 4 outside of Germany, and none in the United States. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Incunabula. Inventory No: 045371.