Super Prima Parte Digesti Noui Baptistam de Tortis 1505

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Title

Super Prima Parte Digesti Noui

Volume

N/A

Edition

N/A

Country of Origin

Italy

City of Origin

Venice

Date

June 10, 1505

Printer

Baptistam de Tortis

Language

Latin

Script and/or Type

Gothic

Number of Lines

80

Width of Leaf

276 mm

Height of Leaf

388 mm

References

Adams 312

Description

This is a leaf of early printing from the 'Super Prima Parte Digesti Noui' by Bartolus De Saxoferrato. Which is a digest of Medieval Italian Law. Bartolus, (1313-1357) was an Italian law professor and one of the most prominient continental jurists of the Middle Ages. He belonged to the school known as the commentators (or postglossators). Despite his short life, Bartolus left an extraordinary number of works. Though famous in his lifetime, Bartolus was later regarded the greatest jurist after the renaissance of Roman law. The admiration of later generations of civil lawyers is shown by the adage nemo bonus 'urista nisi bartolista -- no one is a good jurist unless he is a bartolist. Due to Bartolus' fame, his name was used for the character of a (usually stiff and pedantic) lawyer in many Italian plays. A well-known example is Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville and in Mozart'sThe Marriage of Figaro. The folio sized paper leaf measures 388 x 276mm. in totality and contains 80 lines of Gothic type printed double column in Latin with annotation in the side margins as well as two 3-line historiated letters. It was printed in Venice on June 10, 1505 by Baptistam de Tortis. (Adams 312) The Verso:contains the same amount of lines and type with two additional historiated letters. The leaf contains minor wear around the edges but is in overall fine condition.

Medium

Paper

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