GREGORY IX, POPE; CORPUS JURIS CANONICI - Decretales cum Summariis Suis et Textuum Divisionibus.
Gregory IX, Pope [1147?-1241]. [Bernardus Parmensis (Bottoni, Bernardo) (d. 1266), Glosses]. Decretales cum Summariis Suis et Textuum Divisionibus. Ac Etiam Rubricarium Continuationibus. [Venice: Per Baptistam de Tortis, 10 October 1496]. [iv], 303 ff. Text in parallel columns. 36-line main text surrounded by 82-line gloss. Collation: [pi]4, a-z8, [X]8, [X]8, [X]8, A-E8, EE8, F-L8; L8, a blank lacking. Folio (16" x 11"). Recent quarter vellum over paper-covered boards with cat's-paw decoration, hand-lettered title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, spine ends bumped. Printed throughout in red and black in late-Gothic rounded type, guide initials are not rubricated. Some toning to text, occasional light dampstaining, mostly to margins, repairs to margins of ff. [i], [ii], 293-303, no loss to text excepting the left-hand column of the Table of Contents, verso of f. [i], text supplied in facsimile. Occasional contemporary and near-contemporary marginalia, interior otherwise internally clean. An appealing copy. $9,500. * "Decretals are letters containing a papal ruling, particularly one relating to canonical discipline, and most precisely a papal prescript in response to an appeal...the Decretals of Gregory IX are the first authentic general collection of papal decretals and constitutions, compiled by Raymond of Penaforte at the request of Pope Gregory IX in 1230-34 and promulgated in 1234. (...) It gave rise to a vast amount of commentaries and literature" (Walker). The most important commentary, which is included in our copy, is the gloss of Bernard of Botone, also known as Bernard of Parma (Bernardus Parmensis), who composed it shortly before 1263. It is knows as the "Ordinary Gloss," of Glossa Ordinaria. Gregory's Decretales is one of the four works known collectively as the Corpus Juris Canonici, a collection of papal decisions concerning ecclesiastical hierarchy, procedure, the functions and duties of clerks, family law, crime and vast areas of what are now called "private law." It was revised in 1580-82 to reflect changes ordered by the Council of Trent. In this form it remained in force until the enactment of the Code of Canon Law (Codex Iuris Canonici) in 1918. OCUSD 9500.00 [Appr.: EURO 7370.5 | £UK 6228.25 | JPą 974058] Book number 60571
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