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Henricus Hostiensis (de Segusio)
Summa super Decretalibus.
Strasbourg: (Printer of Henricus Ariminensis = Georg Reyser from Ensingen), 1478. Early and rare incunable with a beautiful large contemporary hand-coloured initialTwo parts in one volume. Folio (leaf size 39,3 x 27,6 cm). 136; 120 leaves (complete with 3 blank leaves: I,1; I,76-r; I, 136; II,1-r; II,120). Early 16th-century blind-tooled half-pigskin over wooden boards, partly covered with a vellum manuscript leaf. Spine with 5 raised bands and handwritten title. With a large (12,5 x 6,5 cm) red and green coloured initial. Printed in 2 columns, 63-64 lines to the page, Gothic type (Ohly 4:88G). Many 2- and 4-line initials (and a few 5- and 6-line ones) in red. Not foliated, no signatures, nor custodes.GW 12233; H 8962; Polain 1868; Proctor 336; Goff H44; Pellechet 5733; Geldner I, p 64.This work contains the first 2 parts of the explanations of and commentary on the Decretales I and II of Pope Gregory IX by Hostiensis.Henricus de Segusio, usually called Hostiensis, [ca 1200 - 1271] was a scholar of Roman and canon law who was born at Susa (Segusio), near Turin. In 1262, he became Cardinal Bishop of Ostia, hence his name Hostiensis. He was one of the most famous and influential canonists. This work is an explanation of and commentarry on the Decretales of Pope Gregory IX. Pope Gregory IX had also been Cardinal Bishop of Ostia (between 1206 and 1227). It seems that Hostiensis has occupied himself with the Decretales during all his life, that he had lectured on them already in 1239 at Paris and that he has written this text around 1253 (see on Hostiensis: Lexikon Theol. u Kir … [Click Below for Full Description]
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