Following his victory in the Battle of Marignano in September, 1515, Francis I of France, barely 21 years of age, negotiated with Pope Leo X to form what would become known as the Concordat of Bologna. It was signed in Rome on August 18, 1516, and confirmed the King's right to tithe, and the Pope's right to collect all income the Catholic Church made in France. But most importantly it would prove to be the ground rules for the limited Reformation in France in the coming years. The present book contains the text of the Concordat, as well as the Pragmatica Sanctio, the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges (1438), which the Concordat of Bologna was designed to supersede. The Pragmatica Sanctio is glossed by Cosme Guymier, Canon of Saint-Thomas du Louvre, conseiller, and president of enquêtes at the Parliament of Paris. A curious pocket edition, well printed at Paris in a tidy Roman fount by Antoine Augereau at the expense of Galliot du Pré.
Paris: Galliot du Pré, 1532.
Octavo, 141 x 86 x 18 mm (binding), 138 x 83 x 14 mm (text block). a-r8, 136 ff. Bound in 16th-century calf, unlettered. Rebacked, worn, loss of leather to extremities, front free endpaper pasted down to board, rear free endpaper lacking, all edges gilt. Interior: minor scattered staining, quite clean.
Attractive early manuscript cipher to upper pastedown containing letters K, N, E, T, O, and L; on pastedown, in manuscript, large K with "15" underneath; in manuscript to head margin of title, 17th-c. ccustodial inscription: Collegij Societatis Jesu Mechliniæ M. B. [Jesuit College of Mechelen]; in manuscript beneath title, inscription with cipher dated 1549.
Renouard, Imprimeurs, Vol. I, p. 207 (no. 545); Renouard, ICP, Vol. IV 467; Actes de François Ier, Vol. I, no. 659 and Vol. VIII, no. 659.