First Edition of a Classic Study of Church Patronage Curtius, Rochus (Corte, Rocco) [fl. 1470-1515]. Tractatus Perutilis Et Quotidianus De Jure Patronatus... [Lyon]: Vincentius de Portonariis, De Tridino Monte Ferrato, . 37 ff. Text in parallel columns. Folio (15-3/4" x 11"). Recent three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, endpapers renewed. Negligible light shelfwear and soiling. Title page with large woodcut printer device, printed in red and black, large woodcut initial with (possibly) later coloring at head of text, woodcut decorated initials, text printed on wide-margined paper. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, underlining and brief annotations in early hand to a few leaves. An appealing copy of a rare, handsomely printed edition. $5,000. * The ius patronatus is the body of laws concerning patronage by members of the church, including the granting of privileges, lands and goods. First published in 1506, the commentary of Rochus Curtius was a standard work on this subject into the seventeenth century. Our edition is remarkable for its magnificent typography and notably wide margins. (title as inverted pyramid in red); remarkably broad-margined, printed on strong paper. The printer Vincent de Portonariis, de Tridino de Monte Ferrato is not stated in the colophon; he is only identified by the printer device on the title page. As a result, this imprint is often mis-attributed. OCLC locates 2 copies of our 1520 imprint, both in Germany. Not in Adams or the Universal Short-Title Catalogue.
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