Venerable Alphabetically Digested Handbook on Canon Law Milis, Joannes Nicolaus de [15th C.]. Ferrandat, Henri, Editor. Repertorium Aureum do Nicolai de Milis, Repertortorium Admodum Solenne (Quod Merito Opus Singulariu[s] Dictorum Appellant)... [Lyon: Jacques Giunta and Jean Flajollet], 1543. [xvi], 396 ff. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum with lapped edges, early calligraphic titles to spine and bottom edge of text block, thong ties removed. Light soiling, tiny tear to top-edge of rear cover, hinges starting, front free endpaper lacking, rear free endpaper affixed to pastedown. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting in a few places, light soiling to title page and verso of final leaf, "S.2" in early hand to front pastedown. An attractive copy. $2,500. * Written in the early fifteenth century and first printed in Rome around 1471, this work was issued with various titles but is generally known as the Repertorium Juris Canonici or Repertorium Aureum. Arranged alphabetically by topic, it is a venerable handbook on canon law for clerics. The identity of the author is uncertain, but most sources attribute authorship to Niccolo di Milis, a 15th-century Franciscan friar from Sardinia. It went through numerous editions, but all are scarce today. OCLC locates 4 copies of this imprint, 2 in North America (Emory Law School, George Washington University Law School). Schulte, Die Geschichte der Quellen und Literatur des Canonischen Rechts 2:299. Baudrier, Bibliographie Lyonnaise XII:434.
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