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Johannes Molitor and anonymous authors
Tabula super Summam theologicam of Anthony of Florence [imprint]; with two manuscript sections:Tabula brevis of the Summa Hostiensis by Henry Segusio, and a Table of canon law subjects
Basel, Printer of the Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas, July 6, 1484; Southern Germany or Switzerland, c. 1475-1500. UNIQUE HYBRID BOOK: IMPRINT AND MANUSCRIPT ON CANON LAW IN ITS ORIGINAL BINDING. In Latin, manuscript and imprint on paper, Southern Germany or Switzerland, c. 1475-1500. Dimensions 310 x 215 mm, 304 folios, missing one leaf, numerous watermarks throughout, alphabetical quire signatures throughout imprint, written by at least two scribes in late Gothic cursive, majuscules and rubrics touched with red, red and blue alternating paraphs, simple red and blue alternating initials, eight-line red and blue puzzle initial on f. 32. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY BINDING of white pigskin over wooden boards, stamp of repeating vines and fleur-de-lis on both covers, brass clasps. TEXT: This majestic book on Canon (and some Civil) Law contains an incunable index by a rare Swiss printer, providing ready reference to a commentary on the Decretals of Gregory IX (ISTC No.ia00880000), sandwiched between two manuscript indices inspired by the printed text. The fact that all three texts are preserved together in the original binding indicates that the hybrid book was specially created for its original owner. PROVENANCE: Printed in Basel by the Printer of the Modus Legendi Abbreviaturas, July 6, 1484, with contemporary manuscript additions; evidence of the script and watermark point to southern Germany or Switzerland, in the last quarter of the 15th century. The last folio (f. 304) holds an index for the anonymous table of canon law subjects immediately preceding it added in the sixteenth cen … [Click Below for Full Description]
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