Handsomely Printed Edition of Gratian, Lyons 1512 Corpus Juris Canonici. Gratian the Canonist [c.1090-c.1160]. Johannes Teutonicus [c. 1175-1245], Glosses. Astesano [d.c. 1330]. Polonus, Martinus [d. 1279]. Bartolomeo da Brescia [d. 1258], Glosses. Decreti Huius Amplissimum Argume[n]tum: Consanguinitatis & Affinitatis Arboristic Imprimitur. fo. ccclxxxv: Hic Divisiones Domini Archidyaconi hic Reperiuntur: Adduntur Biblie Capita Caractere Textuali Impressa: Pregnans Tabula pro Glosaru[m] Medullis in Marginibus Positis: Canonum Congregatio Perfecta sub Indice Fidelissimo Varia Carmina Totam Breviter Materiam Complectentia : Inest Decretum Abbreviatum Enigmata Succincte Resoluens: Seorsum Concilia Sunt hic Diversis ex Locis Coadunata: Margarita Seu Tabula Martiniana Nuperrime Recognita hic Inferitur. [Lyons]: Francoys Fradin, . CCCCXXVI, , XXXVIII,  ff. Woodcut tables of descent and consanguinity. Text in parallel columns within linear gloss. Folio 15-1/2" x 11" (39 x 28 cm). Early calf, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards with some (mostly shallow) scuffing, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, board edges and corners, front hinge cracked but secure, bookplate residue to front pastedown, front free endpaper partially detached, rear hinge starting, light soiling to title page. Fol. 1 features a large woodcut frontispiece of Gratian surrounded by Old Testament figures, saints and church fathers. Printed marginalia. Large woodcut printed device to title page, woodcut decorated initials, text printed in gothic type. Minor worming to text block, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, internally clean. $5,000. * The Concordia Discordantia Canonum, or as it is better known, the Decretum Gratiani, is the cornerstone of modern canon law. The first work of its kind, it was supposedly compiled by Gratian, a Camaldolese monk, around 1140. Using the latest scholastic and juristic techniques from Bologna, he attempted to harmonize these disparate texts. Like the Corpus Juris Civilis in the study of the civil law, it became the basic text for the study of canon law for many centuries. The Decretum Gratiani addresses various aspects of church juri.
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