Incunable Editions of Two Primary Volumes of Canon Law Clement V [c.1266-1314], Pope. [d'Andrea, Giovanni (c.1270-c.1348)], Glosses. [Constitutiones, Cum Apparatu Johannes Andreae]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 15 January 1482].  ff. Collation: a/A10, B-G8, H2. Text in parallel columns with two-column linear gloss. [Bound with] Boniface VIII [1235-1303], Pope. [d'Andrea, Giovanni (c.1270-c.1348)], Glosses. [Liber Sextus Decretalium, Cum Apparatu Johannes Andreae]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 March 1482].  ff. Collation: a, (bB), (Cc), (dD)8, e-h6, i-o8, p6, q8. Text in parallel columns with two-column linear gloss. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-3/4") (34 x 22cm.). Contemporary blind-tooled and blind-stamped calf, rebacked with period-style spine with raised bands, "1482" to foot of spine, all clasps and buckles present, vellum pastedowns. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, corners worn. Texts of both volumes printed with gothic type in parallel columns, rubricated in red and blue throughout, fine red and blue penwork, including fine red tracery work, the incipit of Liber Sextus has a large eighteen-line illuminated initial that incorporates a devilish face, perhaps that of a court jester. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to head of text block, confined mostly to margins, annotations in contemporary hand in a few places, early owner signature and later bookseller annotations to front pastedown, owner signature and inscription and small inkstamp of Ernst Kyriss to front free endpaper, contemporary marginalia. A handsome volume with a notable association. $20,000. * First Koberger editions. This volume joins incunable imprints of two books from the Corpus Juris Canonici, a collective title first used in 1441. The Liber Sextus Decretalium was issued in 1298, the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better known as the Constitutiones Clementis V, or Clementinae in 1317. These, along with the other books, were edited in 1582 in response to the reforms authorized by the Council of Trent. In this form the Corpus Juris Canonici remained in force until it was replaced in 1917 by the Codex Juris Canonici. The 1482 Koberger imprint of the Clementinae is typographically important because it was the first bo.
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