Grand Folio of Canon Law.
Grand folio of canon law. Northern Italy, ca. 1400: 432 mm x 279 mm (just 389 mm x 246 mm). Double column, 45 lines (text), 106 lines (gloss). Decoration: a single four-line pierced red initial U with contrasting penwork. Alternating red and blue multi-line initials and pilcrows in the text and glosses, all with contrasting penwork. Text: Decretals, book III, title 5, cap. 1, the section on prebends with an engaging disquisition on avaritia as relating to ecclesiastical annuities. At least five more strata of glosses. Condition: excellent, a lovely example.