Rare Edition of the Corpus Juris Canonici [Canon Law]. Lancelotti, Giovanni Paolo [1522-1590], Editor. Corpus Iuris Canonici Emendatum et Notis Illustratum. Gregorii XIII. Pont. Max. Iussu Editum. Indicibus Variis, Et Novis & Appendice Pauli Lanceloti, Perusini Adauctum: Cuius Partes Indicat Aversa Pagina. Accesserunt Novissime Loci Communes Uberrimi, Summa Diligentia ex Ipsis Canonibus Collecti, & Ordine ac Methodo Singulari ad Usum Fori Utriusq[ue] Fideliter Digesti: Theologis, Politicis, & Practicis Perneccessarii. Lyon: [Thomas Guerin], 1591. Four volumes in one book, each with individual pagination. First book preceded by general title page, other books have drop-head titles. [lxiv] pp, 1273 (i.e. 1272) cols.; [xvi] pp., 754 cols.; [xi] p., 416 cols.; [vi] pp., 158 cols.,  pp. Quarto (9-3/4" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, large central arabesques to boards, raised bands and paper label and hand-lettered title to spine, fragments of cloth ties. Light soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities, boards slightly bowed, front hinge cracked. General title page, with small later library stamp, printed in red and black. Light browning to interior, minor dampstaining and worming to a few leaves, extensive contemporary annotations to two contents pages to first work, later owner signature to front free endpaper. $1,250. * Later edition. Attempts to codify the body of canon law began in earnest during the Carolingian Empire. These efforts reached fruition with Gratian's Concordia Discordantium Canonum or Decretum Gratiani, a watershed compilation that superseded earlier collections. The Libre Quinque Decretalium of Gregory IX followed in 1234. Published in 1298, the Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII was the last great collection of the pre-Reformation era. John XXII added the final official collection, the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better known as the "Constitutiones Clementis V" or simply "Clementinae" (1317). Three more texts were added later: the Extravagantes of John XXII (1325) and the Extravagantes Communes of other popes to 1484. These works are known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici. Many editions include the Appendix Pauli Lancellotti (1563), an elementary guide to the Corpus in the manner of Justinian's.
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