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PECCHIO, Francesco Maria.
TRACTATUS DE AQUAEDUCTU. Quomodo constituatur. Ex quibus Aquis. Quot modis. Quis possit constituere. De praescriptione decennali, vicenalis, & immemorabili. De Possessorio, & Petitorio in materia Aquarum. Opus curiosu, et valde exoptatum. Omnibus Jurisprudence Professoribus in soro versantibus ad quotidianas Aquarum controversias iustè dirimendas utile, ac necessarium ... Ticini Regii, [Pavia] Ex Officina Jo. Andreas Magrii, Impress. Ciuit in Via nova.
1670. Four volumes, small folio, pp. [xxxviii], 412, [62], possibly without initial first blank; [xl], 466, lxxvi; [xxxii], 291, [1] blank, [68]; [xii], lxxix, [i] blank, 570, [9]; with engraved frontispiece portrait of the dedicatee Bartholomeo Arese in Vol II, engraved vignette at head of his dedication, woodcut printer's devices, copious woodcut head- and tail-pieces and 39 appealing woodcut diagrams and illustrations (of which 25 are full-page, 6 of which are folding); overall quite clean and crisp, with some occasional faint marginal dampstaining, a few small stains, and some gatherings somewhat browned, Vol IV with some noticeable foxing, small tear in text of Vol II at p. 351 due to paper flaw but with no, with slight loss of text due to abrasion on p. 417, upper margins of few few leaves of Vol III with stab mark, Vol IV p. 145 with old repair at upper margin, and small hole with minor loss at p. 344; with contemporary inscription 'Ex libris Malsoni' on titles and half-titles; First edition of this rare and exhaustive 17th century scientific, technical and legal work on aqueducts, highly comprehensive in scope and covering a wide range of topics including the regulation of rivers, problems of hydraulics, and water rights and supply. Francesco Maria Pecchi (1618-1693) was a professor of canon law at Pavia from 1659 to 1687 and Archdeacon of the Cathedral of Pavia, where he is buried. As a result of Italy's mountainous geography and extensive coastline, the science of training and regulating rivers developed to its highest degree in Italy by the end of the 17th centur … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Deborah Coltham Rare Books [United Kingdom]

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