GRATIANUS Decreta patrum sive concordantia discordantium canonum... cum additionibus Bartholomaei Brixiensis, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 30 November 1493

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GRATIANUS
Decreta patrum sive concordantia discordantium canonum... cum additionibus Bartholomaei Brixiensis, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 30 November 1493

Sold for £ 6,000 (US$ 7,965) inc. premium
GRATIANUS
Decreta patrum sive concordantia discordantium canonum... cum additionibus Bartholomaei Brixiensis, 409 leaves (of 410, without final blank), 62 lines plus headline, double column text surrounded by 73 lines of commentary, gothic letter, 2-line red woodcut initials, headings, paragraph-marks and headlines printed in red, occasional spots or small stains to text, margins with some tears, unobtrusive stab holes and occasional dampstaining, ai repaired on verso, some early ink marginalia, CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH BINDING of panelled calf over wooden boards, the sides with central lattice pattern enclosing smaller diamond-shaped tools of dragons, mythical beasts etc., rebacked and clasps renewed [ISTC ig00386000; BMC ii 437; Goff G386; GW 11379; HC 7913], folio (341 x 229mm.), Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 30 November 1493

Footnotes

  • A very nice copy in a contemporary English binding, albeit restored. Another book with the same provenance and in a Cambrdge binding is at Gonville and Caius, Cambridge (G.D. Hobson, English Binding Before 1500, p.21).

    Provenance: Humphrey de la Poole [Pole] (1474-1513, son of Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk and John de la Pole), early inscription (?1500) on title and verso of last leaf, and annotations possibly in his hand; sixteenth-century inscriptions "Wiggis his booke" (title) and "Robert Fytzherbert"; Sir Richard Bedingfield, bookplate.
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GRATIANUS Decreta patrum sive concordantia discordantium canonum... cum additionibus Bartholomaei Brixiensis, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 30 November 1493
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