THE LAWS OF AVIGNON, 1680, IN CONTEMPORARY CALF-GILT, WITH STATUTES RELATING TO THE JEWISH POPULATION
(AVIGNON—LAW) NICCOLINO, Francisco Abbate. Statuta Inclytae Civitatis Avenionis. Avenione [Avignon]: Laurent Lemolt, 1680. Quarto, contemporary full dark brown calf, gilt-decorated spine, raised bands. $950.
Rare 17th-century Latin edition of the statutes of the town of Avignon, printed in Avignon, in contemporary calf-gilt. While most of the text is in Latin, the chapter on bakers and bread (26)—detailing permissible weights and prices—is in French. Chapter 34 contains laws regarding the Jews of Avignon.
From 1309-77, during the Avignon Papacy, seven successive popes resided in Avignon. In 1348 Pope Clement VI actually bought the town from Joanna I of Naples. The town remained under papal control until 1791 when, during the French Revolution, it became part of France. Editions were also published in 1570 and 1612. Text in Latin.
Front inner hinge expertly repaired, minor foxing to text. Light rubbing and wear to sound and attractive contemporary calf binding, gilt bright. A handsome volume.