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Item #72879 Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487. Curia Romana.
Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.
Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.
Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.
Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.
Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.
Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.

Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae. Rome, 1487.

Pleading in the Curia Romana [Curia Romana]. [Formularium Instrumentorum ad Usum Curiae Romanae]. [Rome: Stephan Plannck, 7 Sept. 1487]. [178] ff. Collation: [a-g8, h6, i-y8, z4]. Complete. Quarto (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"; 21 x 14 cm). Recent binding from a 14th-century choirbook leaf, likely from the low countries, early-vellum pastedowns with faint early manuscript annotations to front pastedown, additional early annotations to the recto of leaf [a1]. Negligible light rubbing and soiling to exterior, front pastedown partially detached but secure. 48-line, single-column main text, initial spaces blank. Light toning to interior, occasional faint stains, and a few finger smudges and inkstains, to margins, brief early annotations to a few leaves, light soiling and some edgewear to a few leaves at the beginning and end of text, repair to gutter between leaves [a1] and [a2], lower outside corner lacking from leaf [y4] with no loss to text. An attractive copy. $10,000. * First printed in Rome in 1474 by Johann Schurener and Johann Nicolai Hanheymer, the Formularium Instrumentorum is a legal formbook applicable to the Papal Curia Romana. It contains examples of such documents as wills, excommunications and indulgences. An indispensable handbook, it went through several editions. Our imprint is a reissue of an edition published by Plannck in 1484. (Both are identical in all respects except the colophon date.) The ISTC locates 15 copies, 3 imperfect, 2 in North America, which are complete (Harvard Law School, Library of Congress). Incunabula Short Title Catalogue (ISTC) if00259000.

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