1482 Printing of an Important Digest of Canon Law with a Tract on Jewish Moneylenders, A Copy with Notably Fine Penwork De Ausmo (Osimo), Nicolaus [d. 1453]. [Bartholomew, Of San Concordio (1262-1347)]. Astesanus of Asti (Astesano) [d.c.1330]. De Nevo (Nievo), Alexander [d. 1484]. [Supplementum Summae Pisanellae; Canones Poenitentiales; Consilia Contra Judaeos Foenerates.]. [Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbroonn, 1482].  ff. Lacking initial blank. Collation: a2-12, b-y12, 1-1812, 198, 2010. 21-2212, A-B12, C10. Quarto (7" x 5"; 18 x 13 cm). Recent period-style blind-tooled calf with clasps, bosses to boards, endpapers renewed. 38-line gothic type in parallel columns, decorated initials, rubricated throughout with red, blue and green penwork extending into margins. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining and minor worming to head of text block above text. A handsome volume with exceptional penwork. $18,000. * Completed in 1444, this important, alphabetically digested encyclopedia of canon law is an enlargement of the Summa de Casibus Conscientiae by Bartholomew of San Concordio. Two other important texts are appended: the Canones Poenitentiales by Astesano and Alexander de Nevo's (or Nievo's) analysis of the Church's view of Jewish money lenders, Consilia Contra Judaeos Fenerantes. These two texts appear in editions of the Supplementum published after 1476. The Consilia appears last in our volume and ends with its date of composition, 17 November 1441, but the colophon appears at the end of the Canones and dates the printing to 1482. The ISTC locates 3 complete copies of this imprint in North America, 1 in a law library (Library of Congress). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries N74. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M26260. Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue in00074000.
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