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GRATIANUS. - DECRETUM GRATIANI.
Decreti huius plenissimum argumentum (Decretum aureum). (3 Parts, Ministeria, Negotia, Sacramenta).
Paris, B. Rembolt, 1511. Large folio. (40x30 cm.). Contemp. full brown calf over wood, richly blindtooled covers. Later rebacking. 5 raised bands. Brass clasps and catches. Leather on clasps renewed. Brass edges on covers. Fol. 459,(27),46,(1). Lacking Folios in Index (Fol. 41-43). Title-page printed in red/black within woodcut border and with printers woodcut device. Text throughout printed in red/black. Large woodcut on Fol. 1 verso (biblical figures, church fathers and Gratian in the middle). Numerous figurative woodcut initials throughout. Internally very fine and clean, a few leaves with a faint dampstain to margins. On fine thick paper. On the renewed spine is with letters in gold printed 1507 (it should be 1511). Scarce early edition of the famous collection of Canon Law. The Decretum Gratiani, also known as the Concordia discordantium canonum or Concordantia discordantium canonum, is a collection of Canon law compiled and written in the 12th century as a legal textbook by the jurist known as Gratian. It forms the first part of the collection of six legal texts, which together became known as the Corpus Juris Canonici. It was used by canonists of the Roman Catholic Church until Pentecost (May 19) 1918, when a revised Code of Canon Law (Codex Iuris Canonici) promulgated by Pope Benedict XV on 27 May 1917 obtained legal force. (Wikipedia).Adams [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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