No Copies Located in North America Andrea, Giovanni d' [1275-1348]. [Super Arboribus Consanguinitatis, Affinitatis et Cognationis Spiritualis]. [Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, c.1474-1477].  ff. Collation: [a10]. 2 full-page woodcut tables of descents to leaves [a4]v and [a8]r, additional contemporary full-page manuscript table of spiritual relationships bound after text. Folio (11-1/2" x 8"; 29 x 20.5 cm). Later nineteenth-century paneled morocco signed binding by Riviere & Son, gilt frames and corner fleurons to boards, discreetly rebacked with existing spine with raised bands, gilt and blind fillets and gilt ornaments, title and date, gilt edges, gilt rules to inner board edges, marbled endpapers, endpapers added. Light rubbing and a few minor scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners lightly bumped, hinges cracked, faint offsetting to edges of free endpapers, four later bookplates, of Guy Bechtel, the Huth family library, Arnold Hoffmann and George Abrams, to front free endpaper, recent French bookseller description tipped-in to front endleaf. Text printed in 33/34-line gothic type, rubricated throughout (including tables) in red ink, large initials in red and silver ink to [a1]r and red ink to [a5]r, smaller initials in red ink to [a9]r and [a1]v. Light toning to interior, very faint dampstain to upper corner of ff.  and  just touching text of f. , both tables trimmed close with minor loss to bottom edge, negligible loss at gutter of first table and fore-edge of second. An attractive, wide-margined copy of a fundamental treatise. $16,000. * D'Andrea was an Italian canonist and professor of canon law at the University of Bologna. An eminent figure who received the highest tributes from Arithemius, Baldus, Forster and Bellarmin, his principal writings circulated widely in manuscript and were among the earliest printed works on canon law. Often included in editions of the Corpus Juris Canonici, the Super Arboribus is a fundamental treatise on degrees of consanguinity and affinity, also known as blood relations, and spiritual relationships created by godparents and their families. It was a work of vital importance in cases regarding estates, incest and conflicts of interest. It went through numerous manuscript and printed editions into the modern era. Our undated edition.
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