Lancelloti's Edition of the Corpus Juris Canonici [Canon Law]. Lancelloti, Giovanni Paoli, Editor. Corpus Iuris [Juris] Canonici Emendatum et Notis Illustratum. Gregorii XIII. Pontif. Max. Jussu Editum. Indicibus Variis, Novisq; Et Appendice Pauli Lancellotti Perusini Adauctum: Cujus Partes Indicat Aversa Pagina. Accesserunt Novissime Loci Communes Uberrimi, Summa Diligentia ex Ipsis Canonibus Collecti, & Ordine ac Methodo Singulari ad Usum Fori Utriusque Fideliter Digesti: Theologis, Politicis, & Practicis Pernecessarii. Itemq. Liber VII. Decretalium hac Primum Editione Novis Aliquot Constitutionibus Auctus. Basel: Impensis Emanuelis Konig & Filiorum Konig, 1665. Six books in one volume, each with title page.  pages, 1272 columns;  pp., 754 cols;  pp., 406 cols.;  pp., 158 cols.;  pp., 236 cols.;  pp. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (9" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules rebacked with raised bands and gilt title, corners repaired, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Moderate rubbing, light gatoring to boards, a few small chips to board edges. Title page printed in red and black, attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Later owner bookplate (of Henry H. Ficken) to front pastedown, early signature excised from head of title page with no loss to text. Light foxing, light browning to portions of text, internally clean. A nice copy. $250. * With tables and indexes. Attempts to codify the body of canon law began in earnest during the Carolingian period. These efforts reached fruition between 1020 and 1025 in the twenty-volume Decretum of Burchard, Bishop of Worms. This was superseded in 1151 by Gratian's epochal Concordia Discordantium Canonum, or Decretum Gratiani, a compilation and concordance of about 4,000 texts created before the Lateran Council of 1139. Though never officially sanctioned, this work is the cornerstone of the Corpus Juris Canonici. The next great step was taken in 1234 with the Liber Quinque Decretalium of Gregory IX, the first official collection of canon law. The Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII (1298) added updates and modifications. John XXII added the final official collection of canon law, the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better kn.
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