Consiliorum Sive Responsorum Iuris

Costa, Francesco Antonio; Costa, Placidio

Publication Date: 1629
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A Rare Volume of Consilia by a Sicilian Jurist Costa, Francesco Antonio. Costa, Placidio, Editor and Annotator. Consiliorum Sive Responsorum Juris. Volumen Primum. Quibus Novissime Accesserunt Annotationes Don Placidi Costa. Messina: Typis Petri Breae, 1629. [xx], 498, 27, [68] pp. Complete as issued. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary vellum, red and green lettering pieces to spine. Spine ends bumped, a few minor smudges and stains, light rubbing to lettering pieces. Woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, pp. 197-200 lacking, replaced by bound-in contemporary manuscript copies. Early stuck-through signature to front free endpaper, offsetting from ink to front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. $1,500. * Second and final edition. This was the first volume of a projected multi-volume collection of legal opinions edited and annotated by the author's son. Francesco Antonio Costa was a jurist, state official and law professor in Messina, Sicily. It was first published in 1609. (It is a shorter work without the annotations by Placidio Costa.) OCLC locates 1 copy worldwide of the 1629 edition (at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris), none of the first. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 62773

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Title: Consiliorum Sive Responsorum Iuris

Publication Date: 1629

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