Distinctions Between Civil and Criminal Matters in Canon Law Chiericato, Giovanni Maria [1633-1717]. Discordiae Forenses Civiles et Criminales in Duos Tomos Distributae. Venice: Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1766. Two volumes. xxiv, 487; xx, 349 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (15-1/4" x 9-1/4"). Contemporary flexible vellum, thong ties, early hand-lettered titles to spines. Minor stains to boards and spine, moderate rubbing to extremities with minor chips and wear to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked, vellum just beginning to crack through pastedowns. Title pages printed in red and black. Light toning to text, light foxing and dampstaining in places, light edgewear to preliminaries and final leaves, illegible early owner signature and inscription to title page of Volume I. A handsome set. $1,500. * Third and final edition. Chiericato, or Clericato, was a highly regarded expert in canon-law jurisprudence. Vicar-general of the Diocese of Padua for much of his career, he published several books on canon and civil law. First published in 1708-1715, Discordiae Forenses Civiles et Criminales is a comprehensive, carefully organized treatise on distinctions between civil and criminal matters in canon law. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the third in North America, 3 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress). Stapleton, John H., "Clericato, Giovanni," in The Catholic Encyclopedia (https://www.ecatholic2000.com/cathopedia/title.shtml). Ferreira-Ibarra, The Canon Law Collection of the Library of Congress 2139.
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