Commentaries on an Important Treaty Between the Catholic Church and French Crown Rebuffi, Pierre [1487-1557], Commentator. Concordata Inter Sanctissimum Dominum Nostrum Papam Leonem Decimum, & Sedem Apostolicam, Ac Christianissimum Dominum Nostrum Regem Franciscum Huius Nominis Primu, & Regnum Aedita. Cum Interpretationibus Aegregii viri D. Petri Rebuffi. Cum Indice Alphabetico. Nunc te, Benevole Lector, Admonere Velim, Me Post Primam, & Alias Huius Libri Aeditiones, Tam Curiae Romane Praxim, Quam Galliarum, Totis (Ut Aiunt) Nervis Hactenus Perquisiuisse, & Ex Omnibus tam Curiarum Franciae, Supremarum Arestis, Quam Rote Decisionibus Multa his, Hoc Notata Signo * Addidisse, Quae si Perlegeris Boni (ut Spero) Consules. Paris: Apud Galeotum Pratensem, 1545. [lxiv], 429, ; [ii], 166, ; , 74,  pp. Three parts in one volume. Main text in double columns, text of concordat surrounded by linear gloss. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Later mottled sheep, gilt title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards. Attractive crible initials, large woodcut printer device to verso of final text leaf. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, faint dampstaining, toning to a few sections, internally clean. Ex-library. Location and author label (Rebuffus) to spine, small bookplate to front pastedown, small stamp to foot of spine. An appealing copy. $650. * Fourth edition. Editorial changes to this edition noted with asterisks. First published in 1532, this work is a commentary by Rebuffi on the Concordat of 1516, which regulated the status of the Catholic Church in France and established guidelines for the nomination of bishops, the interpretation of canon law and other matters. The final part is Rebuffi's essay Tractatus de Pacificis Possessoribus, an essay on possession and benefices. Rebuffi was the leading French canonist of the period, an auditor of the Rota Romana and the author of several important works, such as Praxis Beneficiorum (1584) and a commentary on De Verborum et Rerum Significatione (1576). OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 3 in the United States, 2 in law libraries (at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania). Not in Adams. This edition not in Camus.
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