The Main Authority for Early English Canon Law Lyndwood, William [1375?-1446]. [Acton, John (d.1350), Commentaries]. Provinciale, (Seu Constitutiones Angliae,) Continens Constitutiones Provinciales Quatuordecim Archiepiscoporum Cantuariensium, Viz. a Stephano Langtono ad Henricum Chichleium; Cum Summariis Atque Eruditis Annotationibus, Summa Accuratione Denuo Revisum Atque Impressum. Auctore Gulielmo Lyndwood, J.U.D. Officiali Curiae Cantuariae, Dein Privati Sigilli Custode, Demum Episcopo Menevensi. Cui Adjiciuntur Constitutiones Legatinae d. Othonis, Et d. Othoboni, Cardinalium, & Sedis Apostolicae in Anglia Legatorum, Cum Profundissimis Annotationibus Johannis de Athona, Canonici Lincolniensis. Huic Editioni Nunc Primum Accesserunt Constitutiones Provinciales Antedictorum Archiepiscoporum, & Aliorum, Sine Glossematis in Ordinem Digestae. Omnia ab Innumeris, Quibus Undique Scatebant, Erroribus Atque Mendis Purgata ac Restituta. Oxford: Excudebat H. Hall, Typographus, Impensis Ric. Davis, 1679. [lxiv], 356, 155, , 77,  pp. Text with two-column linear gloss. Folio (13-3/4" x 9-1/4"). Contemporary mottled calf with later rebacking, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to extremties with wear to spine ends and corners, boards, preliminaries and rear endleaves detached, library stamps to edges and endleaves. Moderate tonong to text, somewhat heavier in places, light spotting and moderate edgewear to rear endleaves, light soiling and edgewear to title page. $100. * Later edition. Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155-1228] to that of Archbishop Henry Chichele [1414-1443], with Lyndwood's gloss and Acton's commentaries. It is considered the law of the Church of England by many authorities. English Short-Title Catalogue R11715.
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