BONIFACE VIII, Pope Liber sextus Decretalium [-Constitutiones Clementis papae V], [with the gloss of Joannes Andreae. Edited by Hieronymus Clarius], 2 parts in 1 vol., [colophon:] Venice, Baptista de Tortis, 1 April 1494, [second colophon:] 10 December 1491
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BONIFACE VIII, Pope
Liber sextus Decretalium [-Constitutiones Clementis papae V], [with the gloss of Joannes Andreae. Edited by Hieronymus Clarius], 2 parts in 1 vol., [colophon:] Venice, Baptista de Tortis, 1 April 1494, [second colophon:] 10 December 1491
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BONIFACE VIII, Pope
Liber sextus Decretalium [-Constitutiones Clementis papae V], [with the gloss of Joannes Andreae. Edited by Hieronymus Clarius], 2 parts in 1 vol., 161 leaves (of 162, without final blank 162), 82 lines of gloss enclosing text and head-line, 2 columns, gothic letter, printed in red and black, initial spaces filled in blue (2 large with decorative penwork in red), small marginal tear in margin of 3 leaves (one with small piece torn away), ninteenth century brown calf over wooden boards (?by Louis Hagué of Belgium), elaborately gilt tooled, with wide border of pained flowers and stem, central sunken panels of interweaving floral design on a dotted ground with French royal arms in centre, gilt gauffered edges, silver gilt decorative corner-pieces, metal clasps and catches, with one (of 2) metal straps, joints slightly worn [ISTC ib01007000, ib01006000; BMC V 327, 326; Goff B1007, B1006; GW 4889, 4888; HC 3620*, 3618], folio (425 x 278mm.), [colophon:] Venice, Baptista de Tortis, 1 April 1494, [second colophon:] 10 December 1491

Footnotes

  • Baptista de Tortis, of Venice, published two editions of this work, the in 1491, the second a close reprint in 1494. This copy has the second edition of Bonifacius, and the first edition of Clement.

    Provenance: "Bibl. R.M.G.", small paper label pasted on fol. 1; unidentified bookseller's catalogue description (item 429A, note "A very remarkable specimen of binding. This volume fetched recently at Sothebys £38") pasted on front free endpaper; purchase date 3 March 1942.
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