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BARBARO, Francesco
DE RE UXORIA LIBELLI DUO
Paris: Vaenundantur in aedibus Ascensianis, 1514. Second edition after the first of 1513. 4to, xxxiii, (1 blank) 11. With printer's device on the title page. Bound in contemporary vellum with marble end papers with blind stamped center-piece with the date "1513" (probably added later). Marbled end papers, upper magin a bit short, occasionally touching the running title, ruled throughout with large woodcut initials colored in red, blue, green and gold. A fine copy. This is a reissue of the first edition of the previous year with the same collation, in which just the subscription of the last leaf was changed. This was edited by French jurisconsult Andre Tiraqueau (1488-1558). Tiraqueau had published his 1513 treatise "De Legibus connubialibus in which he offered a different legal framework for the marriage contract. Index Aureliensis 112.869; Remourad II, p. 144, no. 2; Muller pp 165 & 186; Kelso, p. 333, # 65; Erdmann p. 157. OCLC lists four copies in the US; Folger, Princeton, UCLA, Wisc. This is his treatise on marriage and the role of women. Barbaro was one of the most remarkable men of the 15th century. Born in Venice in 1398, he was elected senator at the age of 21. From 1423 to 1452 he was chief magistrate of Vicenza, Bergamo, Vernona and Brescia, Padua and Friuli. He was appointed ambassador to the Pope in 1426. After being raised to counsellor of state and procurator of St. Mark, he died in Venice in 1454. In addition, he was a protector of science and of learned men and held a correspondence with the greatest scholars of his age. In Book I, Barbaro discusses two ke … [Click Below for Full Description]
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