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Supplementum in corpus juris canonici, sive in jus universum ecclesiasticum cum brevi commentario ad Decretum Gratiani.

Espen, Zeger Bernhard van.

Published by Sumpt. viduae Wilh. Metternich & filii Bibl. sub signo Gryphi, Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne], 1732
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Second edition of van Espen's canon law supplement, first published in 1729 with his commentary on Gratian's Decretum, the oldest and most substantial component of Catholic canon law. Ordained in 1673, Belgian jurist Zeger Bernhard van Espen (Espenius, 1646?1728) taught canon law at the University of Louvain; however his Jansenist sympathies and the controversial opinions that led to his works being put on the Index (1704) eventually forced him to flee to the Netherlands. The present text is a supplement to his influential Jus ecclesiasticum universum (1700), his major work condemned by the Church. The text here is in Latin, printed in roman and italic with sidenotes, large woodcut initials, intricate headpieces, and ornaments, including a number of dainty stars and at least two impressive, richly inked tailpieces. The title-page features a large printer's device for the widow and children of Wilhelm Metternich's shop. Gratian's Decretum, written in the 12th century and henceforth amended (most significantly in the 16th), was a legal cornerstone of ecclesiastical courts until 1917 and a major influence on the most recent laws of 1983, even though it was never officially promulgated by the Church. Folio extra (36.2 cm, 14.25"). [2] ff., 194 pp.; 170, [10] pp. On van Espen, see: NCE, V, 543. Contemporary flexible vellum, remnants of four leather ties, ink title to spine; soiled and shelf-worn, small chip one to corner. Marginal waterstains and the odd ink- or other stain, a few small bits of paper lost at edges, very minor but persistent marginal worming, one small hole in text (a natural flaw), and browning/foxing (heaviest in the commentary). Deckle on some leaves, and one t?moine. Early inscription in ink on title-page. Bookseller Inventory # 30254

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Title: Supplementum in corpus juris canonici, sive ...

Publisher: Sumpt. viduae Wilh. Metternich & filii Bibl. sub signo Gryphi, Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne]

Publication Date: 1732

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