1486 Koberger Imprint of the Clementinae Clement V [1305-1314], Pope. d'Andrea, Giovanni, [c.1270-1348], Glosses. [Constitutiones]. [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 15 March 1486].  ff. Double-column text with linear gloss. Final leaf blank. Collation: a/A10, BC8, D6, E8, F6, G8, H6. Folio (13-1/4" x 9"; 34 x 23 cm). Contemporary paneled calf with later rebacking, extensive blind-stamped decoration (including images of flowers and gryphons), "Sexti et decretum" (?) blind-stamped to head of front board, brass bosses to centers of boards and fore-corners, buckles from clasps to fore-edge of front board, blind rules and black paper title labels to spine, front hinge reinforced, endpapers added. Moderate rubbing, a few minor scuffs and several tiny worm-holes to boards, early repair to lower fore-corner of front board, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, front joint partially cracked. Printed in 80-81 lines, text in gothic type, rubricated throughout in red and blue, opening initial "I" in gold on a blue ground, manuscript index in contemporary hand to recto of initial blank leaf. Light toning, moderate edgewear and dampstaining to fore-edge of text block, partial crack between ff. a/A8 and a/A9, worming to margins in a few places, text not affected. $15,000. * Attempts to codify the body of canon law began in earnest during the Carolingian Empire. These efforts reached fruition in 1151 with the completion of Gratian's Concordia Discordantium Canonum, or Decretum Gratiani, a watershed compilation that superseded earlier collections. The Liber Quinque Decretalium of Gregory IX followed in 1234. Published in 1298, the Liber Sextus Decretalium of Boniface VIII was the last great collection of the pre-Reformation era. John XXII added the final official collection, the Liber Septimus Decretalium, better known as the Constitutiones Clementis V, or Clementinae (1317). Three more texts were added later: the Extravagantes of John XXII (1325), the Extravagantes Communes of other popes to 1484 and the Appendix Pauli Lancellotti (1563). These texts, popularly known as the Corpus Juris Canonici, were revised in 1580-1582 to reflect changes ordered by the Council of Trent. In this form it remained in force until the enact.
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