Codex Canonum Vetus Ecclesiae Romanae.

(Catholic Church.) [Pithou (François), ed.]

Codex Canonum Vetus Ecclesiae Romanae.

Description: first edition thus, woodcut printer's device to title, decorated initials and ornaments, occasional light toning, the odd very minor marginal spot or mark, pp. [48], 703, [1], additional title to a4 recto with imprint 'Moguntiae M.D.XXV', 8vo, contemporary English (Oxford) calf, lacking ties, triple blind ruled, blind roll of tendrils and geometrical designs signed RW to covers, raised bands, compartments double blind ruled, head and foot of spine with hatching in blind, traces of old paper label with ms. title, a.e.r., upper joint just split at head, lower joint just loosening (but firm), minor vertical crack from head of spine, couple of tiny worm holes at foot, minor ancient repair to upper outer corner of lower board.

Publication Details: Paris: Petrus Chevalier, 1609

Notes: The very handsome, fresh, strictly contemporary binding was produced in Oxford c.1610. It is decorated with roll XXVI, i.e., Oldham FP.g.(6), signed RW, which stand for Robert Way, although this roll (and its variant) was not always used by him (Pearson, p.72). An excellent, clean copy of the first revised edition, with additional texts, of this important theological work – a compendium of all the canons of the ancient Catholic Church. It was edited by the French canon lawyer François Pithou (1543-1621) from old manuscripts including the 'Collectio Dionysio-Hadriana', a book of regulations...more

Bibliography: Brunet IV, 679 (mentioned). Not in BL STC Fr. K. Heidecker et al., 'The Divorce of Lothar II' (2010).

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Price: £950

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1609

Stock Number: 69143

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