Handsome Giunta Edition of the Decretals of Gregory IX Illustrated with c.180 Woodcuts Corpus Juris Canonici. Gregory IX [1147?-1241], Pope. [Bottoni, Bernardo (d. 1266), Glosses]. [Giovanni d'Andrea (c.1270-c.1348), Commentary]. Decretales D[omi]ni Pape Gregorii Noni Acurata Diligentia Novissime Q[uam] Pluribus Cum Exemplaribus Emendate: Aptissimisq[ue] Imaginibus Exculte: Cum Multiplicibus Repertoriis Antiquis: [et] de Novo Factis ad Materias Quascunq[ue] Inueniendas Amplissimis. Additis Omnibus Necessariis Addi Possibilibus: Que de se Legentibus Patebunt. [Venice: Per Lucantonium de Giunta, 1514]. [iv], 536 ff. Main text in parallel columns surrounded by linear gloss. Full-page woodcut (of Christ before Pilate) facing f. 1, woodcut tables of descent and consanguinity, c. 180 woodcuts throughout text. Quarto (8" x 6"). Recent period-style paneled calf, blind tooling to spine, endpapers added, clean tears to title page, ff. 14 and 141 carefully mended. Printed in red and black throughout, woodcut Giunta device to title page, woodcut decorated initials. Light toning to text, occasional (very) faint dampspotting to margins, light soiling, minor worming and two brief early annotations to title page, extensive annotations to rear endleaves and some passages in the text. A handsome copy. $5,000. * This edition is notable for its elegant typography and numerous woodcuts that illustrate points in the text. Gregory's Decretals is one of the four works known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici, a collection of papal decisions concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy, procedure, the functions and duties of clerks, family law, crime and vast areas of what are now called "private law." It was revised in 1580-1582 to reflect changes ordered by the Council of Trent. In this form it remained in force until the enactment of the Codex Juris Canonici (Code of Canon Law) in 1918. Our addition includes the standard gloss on this work, or Glossa Ordinaria, of Bernardo Bottoni and extracts from the Novella sive Commentarius in Decretales Epistolas Gregorii IX, by Giovanni d'Andrea. A complete work (and bibliographically distinct), our volum.
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