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Lot 41: Law.- Straccha (Benvenuto) Tractatus de Mercatura, seu Mercatore Omnia,, 1556.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

November 15, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Law.- Straccha (Benvenuto) Tractatus de Mercatura, seu Mercatore Omnia, collation: a-z A-R8 S4, 2 parts in 1, double column, Roman and italic type, titles with woodcut printer's device, woodcut historiated and decorative initials, a few instances of early ink marginalia and underlining, occasional spotting, lightly browned, medieval manuscript used in binding, contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, lacking ties, spotted, 8vo (169 x 110mm), Lyon, Sebastian de Honoratis, 1556. ⁂ The first edition of the reunion of these two works. It includes Stracca's works on commercial law and Pedro de Santarem's important work on insurance, which is considered by Kress to be 'the first modern treatise on insurance'. Provenance: P.Guiraudi (large bookplate to front pastedown, with item number 3208). Literature: Baudier IV 171; Kress S156; not in Einaudi.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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