[Concilia omnia]. Conciliorum omnium, tam generalium, quam provincialium [...] volumina quinque.

Venice, Domenico Nicolini [da Sabbio], 1585.

Folio. 5 vols. (22) ff. (last blank), 24 ff., 1226, (2) pp. (6), (11) ff., 1 blank f., 870, (2) pp. (4), 18 ff., 986, (2) pp. (6), 15 ff., 1 blank f., 927, (1) pp. (2), 14 ff., 791, (1) pp. Title-page printed in red and black throughout. Two different printer's devices to title-page and final leaf of each volume. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards; 2 clasps each.

 7,500.00

Nicolini's rare five-volume collection of Synods, surpassing all previous collections (cf. LThK).

All volumes but the first bear a ms. dedication on the front flyleaf: "Dises Buech ist dem Herrn Spitelmaister unnd seinem Convent zu Memmingen von Herr Jacob Fugger dem Eltern verehrt worden Imm December Ao. 1588"; all volumes are marked on their spines as "Donum generosi dni. Baronus Jacobi Fuggeri" (the original flyleaf of vol. 1 is probably lost). Jacob Fugger (1542-98; after 1560: Herr von Babenhausen, Wellenburg und Boos) was the son of the banker Anton Fugger (nephew and successor of Jacob Fugger "the Wealthy"). He was known as "the Elder" to distinguish him from his like-named nephew (1567-1626) who in 1588 was still a student in Rome and later became Bishop of Constance.

Slight worming throughout, more pronounced in vol. 2 (especially near beginning and end; some loss to text). The splendid, exceptionally well-preserved pigskin bindings (slightly rubbed, back cover of vol. 2 showing minute chafing, otherwise perfect) are probably the work of the Augsburg master Jakob Bitmer (cf. Haebler).

Adams C 2773. Edit 16, CNCE 13060. LThK VI, 185. OCLC 6967756. Not in BM-STC Italian. Binding's plate stamps: Haebler I, 55f.: I.B. VI, plates I & II.

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