Treatise on Tithes by an Eminent French Canonist Rebuffi, Pierre [1487-1557]. Brevis, Caeterum Utilis et in Forensi Iudicio Frequens Tractatus de Decimis; Tam Feudalibis, Quam Aliis, Novalibusque, & Quibus Debeantur, Atque Quomodo Peti, Solvi ac Iudicari Super His Oporteat, & an Tolli Possint, & Poenas Contra Non Solventes, Continens. Adiectus est Tractatus non Minus Frequens de Alienatione Rerum Ecclesiasticaru[m], & Tractatus de Congruaportione, Correcti & Adaucti. Paris: Apud Galeotum a Prato ad Primam Regii Palatii Columnam, 1551. [xvi], 152 ff. Three parts, each with title page. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary vellum with lapped edges, fragments of thong ties, traces of early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling, spine ends bumped, front joint starting at foot. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and early underlining in a few places, early doodles and struck-through signature to front endleaves. $1,500. * Second edition, enlarged. Rebuffi was the leading French canonist of the period, an auditor of the Rota Romana and the author of several important treatises. First published in 1549, Brevis is a treatise on canon law and tithes. The second edition has two additional tracts. The first one is a compendium of arrests, the second deals with the share of benefits and the value of coming to trial. A final edition, which has the same content as the second, was published in 1575. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates no copies of our edition in North American libraries and only two in Europe. Not in Adams.
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