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Savius, Aurelius David (fl. circa 1546) In Pandectarum Titulum de Verb. & Re. Signifi. Tractatus Isagogicus.
Lyon: sub Scuto Basiliensi [Michel Parmentier], 1546.
First and only edition, octavo, Parmentier's dragon device on title, bound in modern patterned paper over boards, 6 1/4 x 4 in.
Savius was a legal writer, and in this, perhaps his only published work, he writes about grammar and the relationship between words and thoughts. "Savius points out in 1546 that words are not only the correlates of things, but also of intentions: and that intention is a thing to be signified as much as the significate itself." (cf. Ian Maclean's Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: The Case of Law, Cambridge University Press, 1992, page 71)