New edition, a lovely Parisian post-incunabula printing of 1538, octavo, title page embellished with the very lovely printer's mark of Claude Chevallon, carefully printed in small round typeface, numerous and very lovely woodcut historiated initials.
Lovely period binding with gilded edges engraved with floral compositions, bound in brown calfskin binding, mute ribbed spine, covers adorned with blind embossed frames of flowers, fillets and fillet rolls.
The Decret d'or de Gratien or La concorde des canons discordants (concordantia discordantium canonum), consisting of an anthology of legal texts, is one of the most important canonical works of the Middle Ages; It contains more than 3,800 texts: so-called apostolic canons, patristic texts, papal decrees, conciliar decrees, Roman and Franconian laws, etc. The canons are grouped by theme, with the author adding a commentary intended to reconcile the differences, the Dictum; It was written around 1140. The canons are grouped by theme, with the author adding a commentary intended to reconcile the differences, the Dictum; He sometimes adopts a reverse method, formulating questions on the same theme, the answer being in the form of quotations. By mixing his own commentary with the legal texts, by grouping the canons thematically in an introductory text, and by relativising their values, Gratian broke new ground in legal literature. The coherence of the work contributed to its almost immediate adoption by many law schools.
The work is made up of three distinct parts: The Distinctiones, numbering 100, which cover divine, natural and customary law; the Causae, which deal with the major sections of canon law, namely the appointment and recusal of bishops, revenues, heresy, excommunication; the last two parts of the Causae are the De penitentionae and the De consecratione; the collection concludes with the Canones penitentiales and the canones apostolici. Most of the Causae are followed by Questiones.
Gratian's work remained the foundation of canon law until 1917, when the Code of Canon Law was promulgated.
Decretum Gratiani jam recens innumeris pene mendis, iisq; foedissimis, quibus passim scatebat
Parisiis: in officina Claudii Cheuallonii, In-8 (17x11.5), , 552 leaves (being 1,104 pp.), complete, some errors in the pagination.
A nice copy, sound binding with restoration on the crowns and the corners of the covers, aged leather, cracked. Inside: title page with restorations and missing fragments, the first four leaves (index) has tears, restoration and missing fragments in the margin, the first with the loss of text, marginal restoration and water stains on page 109, a light water stain in the bottom lower margin of the introductory pages (index), light marginal water stain on (approx.) the last 30 leaves. Several leaves with wormholes in the margin but not affecting the text. The rest is in very good condition, fresh, virtually free of foxing. Meticulously printed.
- Aantal boeken
- Bijbels, Boekbanden, Geïllustreerd, post incunabelen, Recht, Religie
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Gratian / Chevallon
- Decretum Gratiani : iam recens innumeris pene mendis, ijsq[ue], foedissimis, quibus passim scatebat
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 17×11,5 cm