Seventeenth-Century Edition of Lyndwood's Provinciale Lyndwood, William [1375?-1446], Glosses. [Acton, John (d.1350), Commentaries]. Sharrock, Robert [1630-1684], Editor. Provinciale Vetus Provinciae Cantuariensis, Cum Selectioribus Lindwodi Annotationibus. Quibus Subnexae sunt Constitutiones Othonis & Othoboni. Cardinalium & Sedis Romani in Anglia Legatorum. Revisa Omnia, & Cum Veteribus Comparata. Oxford: Excudebat Hen: Hall, Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ri: Davis, 1664. [lxxxvi], 514, ; , 135,  pp. Two parts, the second has individual title page and pagination. Copperplate frontispiece (of the arms of the Province of Canterbury). 12mo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, speckled edges, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, partial crack to text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, negligible foxing to a few leaves. A handsome copy. $650. * Only edition by Sharrock, one of two issues, both from 1664.Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155- 1228] to that of Archbishop Henry Chichele [1414-1443], with Lyndwood's gloss and Acton's commentaries. It is considered the law of the Church of England by many authorities. The notes in this 1664 edition are abridged by Sharrock. A notable English churchman, he is best known for his contributions to botany, association with Robert Boyle and philosophical disputes with Thomas Hobbes. Our copy is desirable because it has the copperplate frontispiece, which was not included in all copies. English Short-Title Catalogue R216655.
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