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Statuta Papiae et comitatus. Statuta de regimine potestatis ciuilia & criminalia ciuitatis & comitatus Papiae cum quibusdam decretis.
Pavia: J. De Burgofranco, 1505. Folio (318 x 226 mm.), 102 unnumbered leaves, istoriated initials, woodcut printer's device and city of Pavia arms in a wreath at the end of the first part and on last leaf. Title set in the lower part of a full-page woodcut representing a triumphal arch with the standing figures of S. Siro and S. Augustine and, in the middle, the equestrian statue of the Regisole, a classical which came to be pictured on the city seal. Title flanked by two shields with the Visconti family and the city of Pavia arms. Vellum modern binding reusing old materials. A very good copy with extensive contemporary annotations.Scarce second edition of the 'Statuta Papiae'--the legislative corpus of the city of Pavia. First published in print in very few copies by Antonio Carasco ca.1480, it reproduces medieval civic laws following the structure of their first coherent collection commissioned (with revisions) by Gian Galeazzo Visconti in 1393, when Pavia was part of the Duchy of Milan. This second edition, corrected by Lorenzo Roverini, also includes ducal decrees and rubrics at the end. It bears a famous woodcut titlepage portraying, within a decorated arch, the patron saints of Pavia--Siro and Agostino--accompanied by the arms of the city and the Duke of Milan, and the Regisole on a column (Kristeller, 'Die Lombardische Grafik', 276). This was a classical bronze equestrian statue originally exhibited in Ravenna, later moved to Pavia and eventually destroyed in 1796; it probably represented Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths, or the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. The … [Click Below for Full Description]
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