An Important Digest of Canon Law with a Tract on Jewish Moneylenders De Ausmo (Osimo), Nicolaus [d. 1453]. [Bartholomew, Of San Concordio (1262-1347)]. De Nevo (Nievo), Alexander [d. 1484]. Astesanus of Asti (Astesano) [d.c.1330]. [Supplementum Summae Pisanellae; Consilia Contra Judaeos Foenerates; Canones Poenitentiales]. [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). Contemporary morocco, blind rules and elaborate stamping to boards, raised bands and blind ornaments to spine, manuscript-waste endleaves, clasps lacking. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, minor wear to ends of joints, spine ends and corners bumped, lacking free rear-endpaper, partial crack to text block between a12 and b1 (fols. 12-13). 38-line gothic type in parallel columns, illuminated initial with partial flower border, red and blue Lombard initial, decorated initials, yellow, red, and blue paragraph marks. Light toning, slightly heavier in a few places, occasional faint dampspotting and dampstaining to margins, some paint flaking and repair affecting interior of initial. Brief early annotations to first leaf of text and a few other places, later (and inaccurate) folio numbers to upper corners, bookplate of Alexandre P. Rosenberg, designed by Pablo Picasso, to front pastedown, Rosenberg's brief typewritten book description, with Goff number added in pencil, laid in. $15,000. * 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. These two texts appear in editions of the Supplementum published after 1476. Alexandre Rosenberg [1921-1987], an art dealer, and his wife, Elaine [1921-2020], were important collectors of illuminated manuscripts and early printed books. Picasso, who was represented by Alexandre's father, the eminent Paris art dealer Paul Ro.
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