Tractatus de Conditionibus, Et Modis Impossibilibus, Et Iure...
by Duran, Pablo
1612. Rare Seventeenth-Century Spanish Treatise on Commercial Law Duran, Pablo [1580-1651]. Tractatus de Conditionibus, Et Modis Impossibilibus, Et Iure Prohibitis Contractibus, & Testamentis Adscriptis. Palma, Majorca: Typis Gabrielis Guasp, 1612. [iv], 110 ff. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Some soiling, spine darkened, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, a few chips to spine, front endleaves lacking, rear pastedown loose, edgeworn and partially detached, text block partially detached. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, fainst dampstaining to margins of some leaves, edgewear and some insect damage to margins of the first four leaves. Ex-library early hand-written owner inscription and small inkstamp to title page, inkstamps to a few other leaves. A decent copy of rare title. * First edition. This is a notable treatise on contracts and other aspects of commercial law. Other editions were published in 1638 and 1639. It was also the foundation of a work by Philibert Brussel, Tractatus Insignis Ac Utilissimus De Conditionibus Testamentorum Contractuum Et Pactorum Nec Non Paulus Duran was published in 1700. OCLC locates 1 copy of Duran's Tractaus in North America, at Harvard Law School, which has a 1638 edition. Brussel's is equally rare: OCLC locates 5 in North America. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 77444. (Inventory #: 65725)
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