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Corpus Juris Canonici Gregorii XIII  

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Corpus Juris Canonici Gregorii XIII Pont. Max...[Gregorii Papae IX Decretales]

Pithou, Pierre and François Pithou


Sumptibus Jo. Friderici Gleditschii, bibliopol.,



Two volumes in one. [64], 492; [12], 488, [90], 140 pp. Edited with notes by Claudii Le Peletier. Copper-engraving of the Pithou brothers on title page, Metal-engraved portrait of Michel Le Tellier as dedication page headpiece, papal emblem on Volume II title page. (Folio) 38.5x24 cm (15x9½"), full mottled calf stamped and lettered in gilt on spine, raised bands.  

The Pithou brothers were lawyers in France during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, who navigated the complex seas of religious dissent and orthodoxy surrounding the Huguenot persecution.

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Moderate wear to binding, front joint starting, bumped corners, rubbing with fraying at spine ends; toning to pages, occasional worming, foxing; very good.

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