Patavino (Padua): M. Cerdonis, 1482. Hardcover. Good. Item #23400
4to. 69 of 70 leaves, lacking folio 1 (supplied in facsimile). Initials throughout in red and blue, some with fine penwork decoration. Inner margin worming nor affecting the text. Contemporary unsophisticated binding of beveled wooden boards and pigskin thongs. Metal clasp partially perished as is the spine covering, which was probably alum-tawed pigskin. The main boards seem never to have been covered as evidenced by contemporary notes on the inner surfaces. Extensive notes and marginalia in contemporary hands throughout, some entries dated in the early 16th century.
Rare. No auction record since the 1920's.
Rolandino (ca. 1215-1300) was one of the most famous medieval jurists and a master of notarial art. The Flos Testamentorum is considered one of the best notarial treatises ever produced and provides an insight into Bolognese life during the Middle Ages.