A Principal English Treatise on Canon Law [Lyndwood, William (c.1375-1446)]. [Badius, Josse (1462-1535), Editor]. Provinciale Seu Co[n]stitutiones Anglie: Cu[m] Summariis/Atq[ue] Iustis Annotationibus/Politissimis Caracteribus/Summaq[ue] Accuratione Rursum Revise/Atq[ue] Impresse. [Antwerp: Christophori Endouien[si]...impressum...Impensis vero Franscisci Brickman, 1525]. cclv [i.e. 256],  ff. Folio (10-1/2" x 7-1/4"). Later paneled calf, rebacked with gilt-edged raised bands and gilt author name and title to spine, blind decoration to compartments, blind tooling to board edges, endpapers renewed, edges speckled red. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scratches to boards, light rubbing to extremities, spine and board edges lightly varnished, corners neatly mended, library bookplate to front pastedown and front endleaf. Text in two columns with linear gloss, printed in red and black, occasional woodcut initials. Light toning to interior, light soiling in a few places, small hole to lower right corner of first two leaves, minor loss to legibility of two words of text on f. ii, trimming to top-edge affecting headline on ff. xvii and xlii, clean tear to f. cxii, no loss to legibility, small hole to margin of final leaf, brief contemporary annotations to a few pages. A nice copy of an important title. $5,000. * Second post-1500 edition. Main text followed by 28-ff. two-part index. Compiled around 1433 and first published around 1483-1485, Provinciale is the main authority for early English canon law. Divided into five books, it is a digest of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the period of Archbishop Stephen Langton [c.1155-1228] to that of Archbishop Henry Chichele [1414-1443], with Lyndwood's gloss. It is considered the law of the Church of England by some authorities. This edition was printed in Antwerp for the English market. English Short-Title Catalogue S109035. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T408b.
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