Incunable Imprints of Two Important Commentaries on Canon Law Parmensis, Bernardus (Bottoni, Bernardo di) [d. 1223 or 1266]. [Casus Longi Super Quinque Libros Decretalium]. [Strasbourg: (Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg), i.e. Georg Husner, 29 Oct. 1498].  ff. Collation: 204 ff. a-b8, c-d6, e-k8/6,l-z6, A-H6, I8. [Bound with] Regnierus, Helias (Regnier, Elie) [fl. 1483-1494]. [Casus Longi Super Sextum Librum Decretalium; Casus Longi Clementinarum]. [Strasbourg: (Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg), i.e. Georg Husner), 18 Aug. 1496].  ff. Collation: a8, b-z6, ?6, )6. Final blank present. Folio (10-3/4" x 7-3/4"; 27 x 19.5 cm). Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wood, covers, blind fillets and small armorial emblems (double-headed eagles of the Holy Roman Empire, greyhounds and roses) to boards, raised bands to spine, two clasps, upper clasp restored, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Some soiling and a few minor inkstains, light rubbing to extremities, traces on spine of removed shelf labels, crack between front free endpaper and title page, rear hinge cracked, both titles printed in 52-line gothic type in parallel columns, initial spaces blank. Moderate toning, light soiling to margins in a few places, minor dampstaining to corners of a few leaves, a few worm holes to margins, clean tear to leaf p6 of Parmensis's Casus, later annotation and two small library stamps to its title page, brief later annotations to two other leaves. An impressive volume. $15,000. * This volume collects three important commentaries on books of the Corpus Juris Canonici: the Liber Quinque Decretalium of Gregory IX (1234) Liber Sextus Decretalium of Boniface VIII (1298) and the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better known as the "Constitutiones Clementis V" or "Clementinae" of John XII (1317). Better known as Bernardus Parmensis, from his birthplace, Parma, Botono a notable canonist. He studied at the University of Bologna, joined its faculty and later became the university's chancellor. Regnier, a French Jurist, was a professor of law at the University of Poitiers. Parmensis: OCLC locates 12 copies, 4 in North America, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley); Regnierus: OCLC locates 8 copies, none in North Am.
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