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[France. Laws] [Guymier, Cosme; Probus, Philippus:] Pragmatica Sanctio, cum glossis egregii, eminentisque viri, Domini Cosmae Guimier Parisini, in supremo Parisiensi senatu Inquestarum Praesidis. Quibus accesserunt ad cuiuslibet Decreti Paragraphos Summaria, suisque in locis Concordatorum concordia, & illorum dissonantia: Necnon glossae, ac additiones [...] opera aut labore D. Philippi Propi[sic.] Biturici, officialis Ambianens. & D. nostri Papae Cappellani [...] Secunda editio quoad additiones. [Secundus Tomus Pragmatici Sanctionis [...]] Parisiis [Paris], apud Galeotum à Prato 1555 [date 1554 at end of text] [vol. II dated 1559, changed in contemporary ink to 1555].

Standard variant (see below) of the second edition by Philippus Probus of a central text in Gallicanism, the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges (1438), by which the King of France decreed that the French church would take power to administrate itself from the Pope. Incorporated here also is the gloss of Cosme Guymier (d. 1503). Probus was a Papal chaplain and official in Amiens. His first edition appeared in quarto, 1546, and in the present preface, dated 1554, he claims to have made additions and corrections. An index here is also by him. His supplementary notes were to become standard to subsequent additions.


Second Probus edition. 2 vols. in 1, 8vo., fols. [50] 326 [2]; [2] 235 [1]. With 2 final blanks at the end of first vol. Final leaf to 2nd vol. blank on recto, with printer's woodcut device on verso. Foxing and browning, tape mends to verso of first title-page (some of privilege obscured), a touch of worming to blank margins of last 3 leaves, otherwise a good copy, contemporary ink reader's marks, and MS notes to final leaf verso, bound in early vellum, title stamped in gilt on spine, all edges yellow; some wear and light soiling, four worm holes. Armorial bookplate of Sacchetti.

Adams C 1390. On CCFr, Bibliothèque Nationale uniquely records variant dates (a 2 vols., 8vo., edition from the same press, dated 1554, and a separate vol. II dated 1556).