BORGO, Flaminio dal. ~ Dissertazione epistolare sull’origine della Universitá di Pisa scritta al reverendiss. padre maestro Odoardo Corsini… Pisa: Francesco Polloni, 1765.
4to (242 × 170 mm), pp. xi, [i], 133,  complete with half-title and errata. Title printed in red and black, engraved vignette, woodcut initials and headpiece. Contemporary quarter sheep, elaborate coloured block printed paper covered boards, pink paper corners. Spine worn, with some slight worming, slight loss at head. A large and attractive copy.
First edition of this work on the early history of the University of Pisa. Though a little younger than the University of Bologna, the university at Pisa is one of the oldest in Europe, with origins in the city’s eleventh-century law school. Its importance to the early history of European law lay in part in its custody of the oldest surviving manuscript of Justinian’s Pandects, which it kept until it was taken by the Florentines at the beginning of the fifteenth century. Pisa attracted many lawyers in the eleventh century (prominent among them were Opitone and Sigerdo) while no less than four professors of the Bologna law school (Bulgarus, Burgundio, Uguccione, and Bandino) were educated there.
Borgo, who published a separate work on the Pandects manuscript the previous year (Dissertazione sopra l’istoria dei Codici pisani delle Pandette di Giustiniano imperatore, Lucca 1764), here traces the origins of the university as a law school long before Papal recognition was granted in the fourteenth century.
Borgo was born and educated at Pisa, graduating in law in 1726 and teaching Civil Law there from 1731. His life was devoted to the study of law and the early records of the city and university.