Important Commentaries on Papal Decrees Enhanced with Excellent Notes Innocent IV [1195-1254], Pope. Roselli, Lucio Paolo [d. 1552], Annotations. Ubaldi, Baldo degli [1327?-1400], Commentary. Legge, Leonardo [fl. c.1550-1580], Commentary. In V Libros Decretalium, Commentaria, Ad D.L. Paulo Rosello Adnotationibus, Summarijsque Quibusdam in Locis ab Hinc Multos Annos Ornata. Nunc Vero M. D. Leonardi a Lege Iuriscon. Mantuani Diligentiori Studio Recognita, Atque ab Innumeris Erroribus, Quibus Summi Viri Depravata Passim & Mutila Ubique se Deprehendisse Conquerebantur, Tam in Textu, Quam in Allegationibus Integritati Suae Restituta: Novis Rerum Omnium Notabilium Summis Amplius Duobus Millibus in Locis, In Quibus Deerant, Atque Additionibus Eiusdem Illustrata, Ne Indigne sub Soelicibus Tqanti Hominis Auspiciis in Publicam Prodirent Utrilitatem. Venice: [Apud Bernardinum Maiorinum Parmensem], 1570. [xvi], 684;  pp. Two parts, each with title page. Part II has title beginning: Margarita, Baldi de Ubaldis Doctoris Eminentissimi iam Aliquot Annos ad Innocentii IIII. Pont. Max. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary flexible vellum with lapped edges, early hand-lettered title and somewhat later small hand-lettered label to spine, ties lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends bumped, a few minor stains and spots, light soiling to spine. Light toning to text, light foxing and faint dampspotting to a few leaves. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $1,500. * First edition (in this form). Innocent IV, pope from 1243 to 1254, was one of the most dynamic and influential leaders of the medieval period. He began his career as a lawyer. Educated in law at the Universities of Parma and Bologna, where he may have taught after finishing his studies, he went on to a career as a church official and was considered to be one of the finest canonists of his time. His Commentaria, also known as the Apparatus in Quinque Libros Decretalium, is an influential commentary on papal decrees in the books of the Corpus Juris Canonici. Our 1570 edition is enhanced by the commentary of Roselli and the appended interpretive summary/index by Ubaldi, which includes notes by Legge. A second edition was published in 1571. Both editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 6 copi.
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