Leaf from the Decretales. Gregorius IX.
Leaf from the Decretales.

Leaf from the Decretales.

(Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 1473). Single leaf. Gregory IX's Decretales completed the work of the Decretum of Gratian to systematize the mass of pronouncements issued throughout the Early Middle Ages. In his Decretales, first produced in 1234, Gregory IX paid particular attention to the doctrine of perpetual servitude of the Jews. This leaf, identified as leaf 65 of Schoeffer's edition, discusses this very subject, including how one might know that a person is Jewish, and the rationale for relegating the Jews to second-class citizens. The leaf is printed on paper in black ink, with markings in red and blue. Eleven two-line initials also in red and blue. Minimal soiled to outer edges of margins, else fine. Item #28518

(BSB-Ink G332, GW 11451).

Price: $500.00

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