Battered covers, Inside pages with little yellowing. In Latin. 8° (cm. 16,5) - Pp. (56), 222, (2) bb., 530, (6), Andrea Alciati (1492 - 1550) was an humanist and jiurist famous all over Europe. He tought in Avignon, Bourges, Bologna, Pavia and Ferrara. Andrea Alciato (8 May 1492 - 12 January 1550), He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Alciati was born in Alzate Brianza, near Milan, and settled in France in the early 16th century. He displayed great literary skill in his exposition of the laws, and was one of the first to interpret the civil law by the history, languages and literature of antiquity, and to substitute original research for the servile interpretations of the glossators. He published many legal works, and some annotations on Tacitus and accumulated a sylloge of Roman inscriptions from Milan and its territories, as part of his preparation for his history of Milan, written in 1504-05. Alciati is most famous for his Emblemata, published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward. This collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts. Ex libris late '800 from a noble Roman family.