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Gregory IX, Pope, [formerly Ugolino, Count of Segni] (before 1170-1241), Commentary of Bernard of Botone (d. 1266), and Girolamo Chiari

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
109
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

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Gregory IX, Pope, [formerly Ugolino, Count of Segni] (before 1170-1241), Commentary of Bernard of Botone (d. 1266), and Girolamo Chiari (active 15th Century) Decretales cum Glossa. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 10 March 1493. Folio, text printed in gothic letter in red and black, two columns throughout, text surrounded by summary and commentary on each page, bound in the original wooden boards, lacking the original covering material and clasps, rebacked in half brown leather, the back board was reused from an earlier binding, the channels cut for sewing supports and endbands visible along the fore-edge, lacking leaf n4 (folio 100), stain in upper inner margins of the first few leaves, slight occasional worming, gutter stain, mostly near the end of the volume, 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.

Gregory's work, known as the Liber Extra, sought to simplify Gratian's Decretales, the supplements of which, the Extravagantes, were longer than the original work. Gregory was able to condense the Extravagantes, organizing the text into five books, with each title arranged chronologically, removing redundant, conflicting, and useless material.

a4, a-z8, A-Z8, AA6, BB8.
Goff G470; HC 8030*; Pell Ms 5418; Zehnacker 1029; Polain (B) 1732; Walsh S-724A; Pr 2082; BMC II 436; BSB-Ink G-356; GW 11487.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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