LOT 672
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[Provenance: Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun] 2 titles: (1) Giovanni Lanceloti. Institutiones

iuris canonici, quibus ius pontificium singulari methodo libris IV comprehenditur; Ab Ioan. Paulo Lancelotto Perusino conscripta (...) Novissime accesserunt casuum positiones annotationesque nonnullae I.B. Bartolino auctore. Editio ultima. Lyon, G. Rovillius, 1606, 2 parts in 1 vol., (16),513,(1),(2 blank),80,(31 index) p., woodcut printer's mark on title, contemp. suede, 4to.

Sl. browned/foxed and waterst. in lower outer corner throughout. Binding severely worn, especially on spine (leather gone). With owner's entry of Andrew Fletcher in pen on title p. and on p. 1 of the second part (see below). Giovanni P. Lanceloti, or Lancelottus (1511-1591), known as the 'Tribonianus of Perugia', professor of canon law at Bologna. The 'Institutiones', modelled after those of Justinianus, were composed by order of Paul IV (pope from 1555-1559). Very rare edition; (2) Francesco Capocio Cuccino Berardi. Agrippina minore, e mutatione dell'imperio de' premieri cesari. Venice, Giunti, e Baba, 1647, (14),419,(46),(4) p. (p. 365/6 and 371/2 also with cancel leaves bound in the middle of the index), woodcut title vignette, contemp. overlapping vellum, 4to. Good copy, with owner's entry of Andrew Fletcher in pen on title p. Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716), Scottish bibliophile, globetrotter, author of political works and member of parliament, friend of the philosopher John Locke. The greater part of the huge library (6000 books across a wide range of subjects, often bought during his travels) was sold in the 1960s. His choice of books reflects his widespread interest in law and government (both theoretical and in practice), in politics, conspiracy and intrigue, religion, history and literature. See P.J.M. Willems, Bibliotheca Fletcheriana, the extraordinary library of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, Reconstructed and Systematically Arranged (1999); W.C. Mackenzie, Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, his life and times (1935). (total 2)

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