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STATUTES OF BESANÇON -- Statuta synodalia Bisuntinensis Ecclesiae. Paris: [Jean Du Pré], 26 August 1495.
Ordinarius Bisuntinensis. - Regulae generalis ad cognitionem officii Bisuntinensis. - Regulae novae ecclesiae Bisuntinensis. Paris: [Jean Du Pré], 12 October 1495.
2 works in one, chancery 4° (191 x 132mm). Gothic and batarde types, woodcut initial on each title-page, initials supplied in red. (Title and a few other leaves lightly soiled, light dampstaining, mostly marginal.) 18th-century mottled sheep-backed vellum boards, red edges. Provenance: Johannes Be[--].
Second and first edition, both very rare, with only three copies known of each work. I: C 5613; CIBN S-417; IGI 9243. II: C 4502; CIBN O-49; IGI 7024.
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