Two Scarce Sixteenth-Century Treatises on Canon Law Mandosio, Quintiliano [d. 1593]. Praxis et Theoria Commissionum a Beatiss. Papa ad Causas Decidendas in Quibus Omnes tam Veterum, Quam Recentium Doctorum Theoricas Recto Ordine Digestas, Ad Praxim Deductae Sunt. Omnibus Nedum Pontificii, & Caesarei Iuris Studiosis, Sed & Causarum Patronis, Advocatis Admodum, & Iusdicentibus Cuiuscunq; Ordinis Utiles, Ac Necessarie. Rome: Ex Typographia Georgii Ferrarii, 1581. [iv], 141,  ff. [Bound with] Roffignac, Christophe de. De re Sacerdotali, Seu Pontificia Quatuor Libris Exarata Commentatio Attexta est Inscriptio Omnium Capitum, Quae in Alteris Libris Duobus Continentur, Nam Primus, Per Capita non Est Distinctus, Sed uno, Perpetuoque Contextu, Omnem suam Prosequens, Est Materiem. Cum Approbatione Sacrae Theologiae, Parisiensis Facultatis, & Consultissimae Pontificiorum. Paris: Apud Poncetum le Preux, 1557. [viii], 325,  ff. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended, early armorial bookplate (of Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington, Lord Drumcairn) to verso of title page of Praxis. Some rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners. Attractive head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, foxing in a few places, worming to margins of leaves at rear of text block, tear to final leaf carefully repaired. Later annotation, possibly a shelfmark, to front pastedown, later owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. $3,000. * Praxis: second edition; Sacerdotali: only edition. This volume collects two sixteenth-century treatises on canon law. First published in 1571, Mandosio's treatise addresses administrative law and government. Its final edition was published in 1585. A respected work, it was reprinted in the great Tractatus Universi Iuris (1584-86). Rossignac's treatise deals with the same topics from a historical perspective with an emphasis on councils and synods. Hamilton [1563-1637] was a notable Scottish lawyer, judge and politician. Copies of both titles are scarce in North American law libraries. Praxis: OCLC locates 3 copies, 1 at UC-Berkeley, which has a 1572 edition and the reissue in the Tractatus Universi Iuris.
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