1540 · Parisiis
First edition of Du Tillet's compilation of decrees of thirteen apostolic and holy conclia — an interesting and uncommon work in the field of canon law. The text, except for the introduction, is in Greek.
=> This is one of only a handful of books printed by Conrad Neobar, the first royal Greek printer in France: He began printing ca, 1537, was appointed to the royal post in 1539, and died the next year. His printer's mark (a serpent entwined on a tau) graces the title-page.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only three U.S. libraries reporting ownership (Princeton Theological, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Illinois) .
Adams C543. Late 17th- or early 18th-century vellum over pasteboards. Title-leaf and final leaf a little soiled; one leaf towards end with a crescent of old light waterstaining to foremargin; a few pages with faint underlining or faded marginalia. Else very good. (Inventory #: 40717)