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BAYSIO, GUIDO DE. [Apparatus libri sexto decretalium]. Lectura... super sexto decre. noviter revisa. Venice: Philippo Pincio for Leonardo Lauredano, 28 September 1503. Royal folio, 406 x 266 mm. (16 x 10.5 in.), contemporary vellum, tears to lower cover and spine, marginal foxing to first leaf, short marginal tear to fol. a2, some light spotting and browning. Second edition. Collation: a-s8. 144 leaves, foliated. Double column. Semi-gothic rotunda type. Three- to twelve-line spaces for initials with guide letters, unrubricated.
ONE OF TWO COPIES KNOWN. The only other known copy of this edition of Guido de Baysio's commentary on canon law appears to be a copy in the Vatican Library. The first edition was printed in Milan in 1490; later editions are recorded in Pavia 1511, Lyon 1534 and 1547, and Venice 1577 and 1606. Guido de Baysio (d. 1313) was archdeacon of the Cathedral of Bologna, where he taught canon law. This edition not in Adams; NUC; BM/STC Italian; Bibliothèque nationale, Catalogue des livres imprimés, etc. Cf. J. F. Schulte, Die Geschichte der Quellen und Literatur des canonischen Rechte von Gratian bis auf die Gegenwart (Stuttgart 1875-80) 2:186-190.
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