Investitura Feudalis, Ad omnes Ferme Feudales Questiones Enucleandas..
by Capece, Antonio
1569. Investiture in the Kingdom of Naples Capece, Antonio [d. 1535?]. Investitura Feudalis Excellentiss. I.V.D.D. Antonij Capycij Equitis Neapolitani, Regij Consiliarij, Ad Omnes Ferme Feudales Questiones Enucleandas Iuris Peritis Omnibus Utilis. Ac Perquam Necessaria ab Exemplari Ipsius Auctoris Manu Perscripto Excerpta, Nec Unquam Antea in Lucem Aedita. Cum Indice Capitulorum ac Paragraphorum per Auctorem in Hunc Ordinem Redacto. Nec non Eisdem Repetitio L. Imperialem de Prohibita Feud. Alien. per Feder. Noviter a Mendid Primae Impressionis Suae Propritiae Claritati Reddita. Naples: Apud Iosephum Cacchium & Socium, 1569. [xii], -287; , 58 pp. Two parts, each with title page, individual pagination and colophons dated 1569. Complete. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Spine darkened, a few minor stains, a few worm holes, some worming to edge of rear cover, pastedowns loose, text block detached, later bookseller description pasted to verso of front cover. Attractive woodcut initials. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to foot of text block, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. * First edition. This is a study of the laws concerning the transfer of land from an overlord to a vassal (investiture) in the Kingdom of Naples. A second edition was published in 1570. The second part of this book, the Repetitio Super Legem Imperialem de Prohibita Feudi Alienatione per Pedericum, was originally published in 1539. Both editions of Investitura Feudalis are rare. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition in North America (Harvard Law School, UC-Berkeley Law School, University of Florida) and 3 copies of the second (at Harvard Law School, Library of Congress, University of Pennsylvania). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. (Inventory #: 65523)
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