Handsome Giunta Edition of the Decretum Gratiani Illustrated with 130 Woodcuts Gratian the Canonist [c. 1090-c.1160]. Johannes Teutonicus (or Zeneka) [d.1253], Glossator. Bartolomeo da Brescia (d.1258), Glossator. Martinus, Polonus [d. 1279], Margariti Decreti. Joannes, Diaconus Hispanus, Flos Decreti. Decretus Gratiani Cu[m] Glossis D[omi]ni Joannis Theutonici Prepositi Alberstatensis [et] Annotationibus Bartholomei Brixiensis, Divisionibus Archidiaconi, Casibus a Bene. So[m]positis per Bart. Brixi. Correctis [et] pro Clariore I[n]tellectu[m] Pluribus in Locis Extensis, Concordia ad Bibliam, Tabula Marginalium Glossularum, Omnium Canonum [et] Conciliorum, Margarita Decreti, Flosculis Totius Decreti a Domi[n]o Joanne Diacono Compositis, Additione in Margine Litterarum Quo Minusculi Characteres Lineis Intercepti Citius Legenti Apparea[n]t. [Venice: Per Lucantonium de Giunta, 1514]. [xxxviii], 652,  ff. Main text in parallel columns surrounded by linear gloss. Three full-page woodcut illustrations, (of Christ's Scourging facing fol. 1, and the Arbor Consanguinitatis" and "Arbor Affinitatis" on leaves 594b and 595a), and 130 woodcuts throughout text. Quarto (8" x 6"). Recent three-quarter vellum over patterned paper boards, raised bands and hand-lettered title to spine, endpapers renewed, edges colored green, owner bookplate of Otto Bocher and annotation in his hand to front pastedown. Text printed throughout in red and black. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, occasional dampstaining to margins touching text in places, somewhat darker dampstaining to preliminaries and title page, which is lightly soiled and marked with a few early annotations near its bottom margin. A handsome copy. $3,500. * This edition is notable for its elegant typography and numerous woodcuts illustrating key points in the text. The Concordia Discordantia Canonum, or Decretum Gratiani, is the cornerstone of modern canon law. The first work of its kind, it was supposedly compiled by Gratian, a Camaldolese monk, around 1140. Using the latest scholastic and juristic techniques from Bologna, he c.
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