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Lot 14 (Books & Works on Paper including Aviation & Transport, 31st July 2020)

Canon Law.- Decretum Gratiani

Canon Law. Decretum Gratiani

Decretum Gratiani cum glossis domini Ioannis theutonici prepositi alberitatensis: et annotationibus Bartholomei brixiensis. Divisionibus Archidiaconi…, Gothic letter, printed in red and black throughout, numerous woodcut text vignettes, woodcut initials, double column with surrounding comment, lacking title and first leaves of index before gathering 3 (1-24), K8?, QQ7, and all after p. 320 (from RR8 onwards), occasional spotting and light browning, occasional marginalia in an early hand, rebound in modern half calf, spine in compartments, upper board detached, [Edit16 CNCE13367; P: Camerini, Annali dei Giunti, I, 1962, n. 168; not in Adams, Essling and Sander], 4to, Lucantonio Giunta, Venice, 1514 [sold not subject to return]

*** The Decretum Gratiani forms the first part of the Corpus Juris Canonici. It contains the corpus of lectures given by Gratian, a Camaldulens monk from St. Felix, in Bologna in mid-12th century, and which the author later renamed ‘Concordia discordantium canonicum’. Scarce. Last sold at Sotheby’s in 1975.

Sold for £375

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