1494 Edition of Distinguished Commentary on Canon Law Koelner de Vanckel, Johannes. Summarium Textuale et Conclusiones Super Sextum et Clementinas [et Decretales Extravagantes Johannis XXII]. [(Cologne): Johann Koelhoff, the Younger, 1494].  ff. Two parts, each with title page. Part I dated 1 February 1494, Part II dated 24 March 1494. Collation: a8, b-z6, [et]6, [con]6, aa-ff6, gg8, (i-iiii2); A-N6, O4, P6. Complete. Folio 11" x 8" (28 x 20 cm). Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards, later brass clasps and central and corner bosses to boards, raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing, joints cracked through hinges, boards secure, spine worn with loss at ends, cords exposed, vellum pastedowns derived from contemporary manuscript leaf. Woodcut arms of Holy Roman Empire to title pages, the first colored partly in red. 46-line text in parallel columns, initials and section marks in red and blue, some highlighted in silver. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, clean tear to margin of Leaf r iii with no loss to text, brief later annotation to upper corners of most leaves indicating sections, tiny signature and date of 1538 in tiny hand to title page, which is lightly soiled. A handsome volume. $30,000. * Fourth and final edition. First published in 1484, this is a masterly scholastic exegesis of four principal volumes of canon law: the Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII (1298), the Clementinae, or Liber Septimus Decretalium, (1317), the Extravagantes of John XXII (1325) and the Extravagantes Communes of later popes to 1484. Along with Gratian's Decretum Gratiani, or Concordia Discordantium Canonum, (1151), these works are known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici. Vanckel, perhaps the leading German canonist of his time, was a professor of law at the University of Cologne. OCLC locates 3 copies of the 1494 edition, 1 in North America (Huntington Library). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries K32. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 9714.
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