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Lyndwood, William, 1375?-1446

[Constitutiones provinciales ecclesiae Anglicanae]

Additional Title(s):

Title from S9 verso: Explicit opus Magistri Wilhelmi Lyndewoode super constituc[i]ones prouinciales laus deo.

Constitutiones prouinciales

Constituciones prouinciales

Constituciones provinciales

[Oxford] : [Theodoricus Rood], [1483]
Physical Description:
[350] leaves : ill. (woodcut) ; 41 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2019 25
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Imprint information from STC (2nd ed.).
Signatures: a-c⁸ d⁶ e-i⁸ k⁶ l-o⁸ p⁶ q-s⁸ t⁶ u-y⁸ z⁶ A-D⁸ E⁶ F-N⁸ O⁶ P-R⁸ S¹⁰ 2a-2c⁸ 2d¹⁰ [$4 signed; S10 and 2a1 blank].
Woodcut on leaf [1] verso.
In black letter type.
Includes table of constitutions, by archbishop, at end.
Most of a1-k2 is in two settings (e.g. c2 recto, col. 1, last line has 'aggregationis' or 'aggrauationis'; leaf signature f is under 'quis' or 'glosa') but copies are often found mixed. --Cf. STC (2nd ed.).
Chawner 192
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 278
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, L413
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640, 17102
Catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Harvard University Library, 4001
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 39
Selected exhibitions: "Fifty-five Books Printed before 1525: Representing the Works of England's First Printers, an Exhibition from the Collection of Paul Mellon" (Grolier Club, 17 January-3 March 1968).
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect: lacks leaves a1 and s10. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, by the "Unicorn Binder" known to have worked at Cambridge (see Oldham, J. Basil, plate XI, nos. 48, 62, 63, and 73). "Leaves a-k2 are in the A setting (See G. Chawner ...)"--Grolier Club.
BAC: British Art Center copy: "At front is the 19th-century bookplate of Arthur Hugh Smith Barry (Marbury Hall), who was apparently responsible for rebacking and repairs to the binding. The original vellum pasted-downs are bound in at the front and back. Another of Barry's bookplates is on the front vellum paste-down. Manuscript notes in several contemporary hands are present on both vellum leaves. These are in English and Latin, referring to legal citations. This volume was sold in the Marbury Hall sale (22 May 1933). From Sir Arthur Howard."--Grolier Club.
A compilation in five books of the synodal constitutions of the province of Canterbury, from the time of archbishops Stephen Langton (d. 1228) to Henry Chichele (1362?-1443), compiled by Lyndwood and with his gloss commentaries. The work was completed in 1433. Regarded by some authorities as law of the Church of England. This is the first printed edition.
Subject Terms:
Canon law -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church. Province of Canterbury (England)
Ecclesiastical law -- England -- Canterbury -- Early works to 1800.
Ecclesiastical law -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Statutes -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Barrymore, Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry, 1843-1925 Bookplate.
Rood, Theodoric, active 1478-1486, printer.
Unicorn Binder, active 1484-1504, binder.
Catholic Church. Province of Canterbury (England)

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