1483 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)]. De Nevo (Nievo), Alexander [d. 1484]. Astesanus of Asti [d.c.1330]. [Supplementum Summae Pisanellae; Consilia Contra Judaeos Foenerates; Canones Poenitentiales]. [Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbroonn, 1482].  ff. Lacking initial blank. Collation: a11, b-y12, 1-1812, 198, 2010. 21-2212, A-B12, C10. Quarto (7" x 5"). Recent period-style blind-tooled calf, contemporary clasps retained, raised bands to spine, faint early hand-lettered title to head of text block, 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 excellent 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: Alexander de Nevo's (or Nievo's) analysis of the Church's view of Jewish money lenders, Consilia Contra Judaeos Fenerantes, and the Canones Poenitentiales by Astesano (d. 1330?). These two texts appear in editions of the Supplementum published after 1476. The ISTC locates 3 complete copies of this imprint in North America, none in law libraries. OCLC locates 1 in a law library (Library of Congress). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries N74. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke M26260.
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