Finely illustrated title page from this early French book on the commentaries of Giasone del Maino, published in Lyon, by Jean Pullon in 1549.
The title page is printed in red and black within a woodcut border, and with a woodcut of Maino with his students.
Giasone del Maino (Jason de Mayno) (1435-1519) was an Italian jurist. With his pupil Filippo Decio, he was one of the last of the Bartolist commentators on Roman law. He was considered to be the illegitimate son of the patrician, Andreotto del Maino. He was brought up in Milan, and taught at the University of Pavia from 1471 to 1485. After a few years in Padua he returned to Pavia, where in 1507 he made a speech welcoming Louis XII of France.