Handsome 1519 Printings of Three Principal Volumes of Canon Law [Canon Law]. Gregory IX, [c.1145-1241], Pope. Compendium Textuale Co[m]pillationis Decretalium Gregorii Noni sine qua (Ut est Vulgaris Prudentum Sententia) Omnis Ceca Practica Est. Paris: Apud Franciscum Regnault sub Intersigno Divi Claudii, 1519. [ii], 248 ff. Main text in parallel columns. [Bound with] Boniface VIII [1235-1303], Pope. [Sextus Decretalium Liber per Bonifacium Octovum]. [Paris: Regnault, 1519]. 2-60 ff. Title page lacking. Main text in parallel columns. [And] Clement V [1264-1314], Pope. Clementis Pape Quinti Singulares Constitutionum Textus. Tam XX Extravagantium XXII Johannis Pape. Q[uam] Decretalium Extravagantium a Romanis Pontificibus post Peractum Bonifacii Librum Sextum Emanantium Florent. Paris: Venduntur Parisius apud Franciscum Regnault, 1519. 84 ff. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (5-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, ties lacking, raised bands and early calligraphic title to spine. Moderate soiling, a few small stains, spine darkened, some wear to foot of spine, tear with small hole to front cover, pastedowns loose, text block partially detached. Printed throughout in red and black, crible initials, large woodcut Regnault elephant device to title page and final leaf of Compendium Textuale, woodcut vignette of Clement V and his cardinals to title page of Clementis Pape Quinti. Moderate toning, faint dampspotting and dampstaining in places. Three works with notably attractive typography. $4,500. * This pocket volume collects three books of canon law from the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici. Issued in 1234 and 1298, the Liber Quinque Decretalium of Gregory IX and the Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII were the two great collection of papal legislation of the pre-Reformation era. In 1317 John XXII compiled the final official collection, the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better known as the "Constitutiones Clementis V" or simply "Clementinae." These texts remained unchanged until their revision by order of the Council of Trent. Moreau, Inventaire Chronologique des Editions Parisiennes du XVIe Siecle II:2024.
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