Catholic Church. Pope, 12941303 (Bonifacius VIII)
Liber sextus decretalium d. Bonifacii papae VIII. Clementis papae V. constitutiones. Extravagantes tùm viginti d. Ioannis papae XXII. tùm communes. Haec omnia cum suis glossis suae integritati restituta, et ad exemplar romanum diligenter recognita
Venetiis: Sub signo Aquilae renovantis, 1604. Folio.  ff., 948, 384, 396 numb. col.,  ff., lacking a blank. This is a collection of the decretals of Boniface VIII, born Benedict Gaetani (ca. 12351303, pope from 1294). Boniface was a distinguished canonist and defender of the rights of the papacy. He did much to organize canon law, compiling the decrees of his predecessors into five books, to which he added his own Liber Sextus ("sixth book"). To Boniface's own decretals were later appended the Constitutiones of Boniface's immediate successor, Clement V (reigned 130514), the Extravagantes of John XXII (reigned 13161334), and finally, in 15001503, the Extravagantes Communes. The works in this volume form the third of three volumestogether with the Decretum of Gratianus and the Decretales of Gregory IXprinted by the Socios Aquilae Renovantis in 1604 as part of a complete set of the Corpus Juris Canonici or code of canon law. In this edition the legal text is surrounded by commentary, to which supplementary sidenotes have been added. It is printed with an ornate, very large woodcut printer's device on the title-page, and historiated woodcut initials. On Boniface, see: New Catholic Encyclopedia, II, 67173. Half vellum over green paper with a brown leatherette title label. Title-page has a tear from the base of the page into the imprint information, repaired on the verso with paper. Inked marginalia in one place, fol. *2r. Occasional spots of foxing and staining, most noticeably on the title-page and first few leaves.
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