Three Treatises on Ecclesiastical Patronage Curtius, Rochus [fl. 1470-1515]. Cittadini, Paolo [d. 1525]. Nilsson, Jens [1538-1600]. Iurispatronatus Tractatus et Flores: In Quibus Continentur Omnia ea Quae ad Illam Materiam Spectant. Lyon: Apud Carolum Pesnot, 1573. [lxxxvi], 879 pp. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Later calf, rebacked in period style, blind frames to boards, raised bands, lettering piece and blind ornaments to spine, hinges mended. Some rubbing to board and board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, armorial bookplate (of Sir John William) to front pastedown. Large woodcut printer device, woodcut decorated initials. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint, often very faint, dampstaining, some leaves have neat underlining in contemporary hand. A handsome copy. $1,500. * Only edition (in this form), one of two issues from 1573 (the other, with identical format and collation, printed by Pierre Landry). This volume collects three notable canon-law treatises dealing with ecclesiastical patronage. All three were published previously, but our copy appears to be the only one to collect all three. OCLC locates 8 copies of both issues, 1 in North America (at the Library of Congress). Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe C3116.
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