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Lot 30 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)

Franceschino (Corti)

Franceschino (Corti)

Repertorium aureum precipuarum decisionum…in nonnullis legibus digesti et codicis, [bound with] In primam et secundam digesti veteris partes commentaria, 2 parts of 3, in one, title pages in black and red, within historiated woodcut borders, floriated initials, double column, light browning, some spotting and intermittent waterstaining throughout, small repairs to blank margin of first 20 and last 8 leaves, first title slightly ink marked, a few leaves creased, tiny paper flaws to A1-2, wormtrail to gutter of quires F7-H2 & lower blank margin of I8-M1, re-backed and restored brown calf, with mostly original blind tooled paneled boards, featuring scrolling floral motifs, new endpapers and pastedowns, rubbed and a little stained, title inked on fore-edges, [Adams C3106 & C3104], folio, Jean de Moylin, [for Vincent de Portonariis], Lyon, 1533.

*** Scarce works on law (OCLC records only 6 copies of the first work in Europe and 1 of the second at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France). The author (1470-1533) was a lawyer and doctor of the University of Pavia. A nephew of the jurist Francesco Corti, he was born in Pavia, and taught law there until 1512. A supporter of the schismatic Council of Pisa, on the 2nd February 1511 or 1512 he was one of the ambassadors sent to persuade the bishops of Germany of the legitimacy of the Council. He taught law at Pisa in 1514, then again at Pavia. Corti’s work includes the ‘Tractatus Feudalis’ (Venice, 1507) and various ‘consilia’, which were published a number of times through the 16th century.

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