Bianchi, Marcantonio. Tractatus de compromissis inter coniunctos ex statutorum dispositione et de exceptionibus litis ingressum impedientibus.

(Venice, Aurelio Pinzi, 1543).

Folio (280 x 410 mm). (12), 75 pp., final blank.

(Bound with:) Sánchez, Martin. Conspicua et adprime frugifera dividui et individui arbor. [Ibid.], 1538. XVIII pp. With a wide woodcut title border, printer's device, and a full-page woodcut on the reverse of the title. Modern marbled boards.


First edition. Principal work of the Padovan legal scholar Marcus Antonius Blancus (1498-1548), dealing with family and contract law. Rare; only 5 copies listed in Edit 16.

Bound at the end is the third known copy of the rare second edition of the "Arbor dividui et individui" by Martin Sanz (Sánchez) Bascolet, first published at Toulouse in 1519: a discussion of various kinds of contractual clauses governing divisible and indivisible objects. The only other known copies are in the Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Yale (bound at the end of Luca da Penne's "Lectura super tribus libris Codicis" [Lyon, Jacques Myt, 1538]) and in the Tübingen University Library. The title page shows Pinzi's fine device.

Some waterstaining throughout, slight edge damage and occasional worming to margins. Several 17th century marginalia.

Edit 16, CNCE 5724. Adams B 2102. Cf. Leidenfrost I, 441. Not in BM-STC Italian.

II: OCLC 311252940. Not in Edit 16, Adams or BM-STC Italian.

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