Incunable Editions of Two Primary Volumes of Canon Law [Canon Law]. Boniface VIII [1235-1303], Pope. [d'Andrea, Giovanni (c.1270-c.1348)], Glosses. [Liber Sextus Decretalium, Cum Apparatu Johannes Andreae]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 March 1482].  ff. Collation: a-q7. Final leaf, a blank, lacking. Text in parallel columns with two-column linear gloss. [Bound with] Clement V [c.1266-1314], Pope. [d'Andrea, Giovanni (c.1270-c.1348)], Glosses. [Constitutiones, Cum Apparatu Johannes Andreae]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 15 January 1482].  ff. Collation: a/A10, B-G8, H2. Text in parallel columns with two-column linear gloss. Two works in one volume. Folio 13-1/2" x 9" (34 x 23 cm). Contemporary German blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, covers with large central lozenge within rectangular line borders, embossed with 7 single stamps in circular or lozenge shape, original metal bosses at center and corners, two metal clasps, front cover with vellum title label in a contemporary hand, plain spine with raised bands and later manuscript label at head (scattered wormholes). Light soiling, a few minor wormholes, upper clasp detached. Printed in red and black, both works in double columns with surrounding glosses, rubricated throughout, some initials with marginal extensions, red paragraph marks and capital strokes. Light toning, a few stains and marginal worming to n7-06 of Decretalium, without final blank, some worming to lower margin of first signature of Constitutiones, decreasing in the second signature. Contemporary manuscript index to pastedowns, ownership inscription of the Minorite Convent, Bohemia, dated 1629 to head of leaf a1 of Liber Sextus. A strikingly handsome and well preserved volume. $22,000. * This volume joins incunable imprints of two books from the Corpus Juris Canonici, a collective title first used in 1441. These writings are the Decretum Gratiani (1151), the Liber Quinque Decretalium of Gregory IX (1234), the Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII (1298), the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better known as the Constitutiones Clementis V, or Clementinae of Clement V (1317) and the Extravagantes of John XXII (1325). Two texts were added later: the Extravagantes Communes of other popes to 1484 an.
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