Florence, F. II Giunta 1590.
4to. 182 [r. 194], p.
Contemporary limp vellum (soiled), manuscript spine title and label, evidence of four pigskin ties.
The Order of Saint Stephen was founded in 1561 by Duke Cosimo I de’Medici to CLEAR THE MEDITERRANEAN OF PIRATES and free Christian captives held by the Turks. These statutes cover the finances, medical care, dress, celebrations, office holder’s duties and disciplinary action, including for fornication. The Order remained a vital naval force into the 18th century. In good condition (a few scattered stains), 17th-century signatures on title.
¶Bibliografia delle edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana I(1): 187; Camerini, I Giunti…di Firenze 168; EDIT16 CNCE 10542.