Petition and Privilege for printing and distributing the Summa of St. Raymond of Peñafort, Rome (1603)

Source: Vatican Secret Archives, Sec. Brev. Reg. 339 F. 44

Petition and Privilege for printing and distributing the Summa of St. Raymond of Peñafort, Rome (1603), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Petition and Privilege for printing and distributing the Summa of St. Raymond of Peñafort

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Petition by Antonio Fernández de Córdoba y Cardona, Duke of Sessa on behalf of publisher Giovanni Tallino for revocation of prior privilege granted to Miquel Llot for printing the Summa of St. Raymond of Peñafort and transfer of privilege to Tallino. It appears that Llot had ceased paying his printer, Tallino agreed to pay the debts to release the books, but on condition that Llot’s privilege be transferred to him. The handwritten Privilege includes text recycled from prior privilege to different printers for an unrelated book.

1 Commentary:

  • Títol Summa S. Raymundi a Penia Fort Barcinonensis, et cum glossis Io. de Friburgo Autor Ramon, de Penyafort, sant, ca. 1185-1275 Altres autors Johannes, von Freiburg, m. 1314 ; Gigliotti, Domenico, n. 1575 (impr.) Matèries Dret canònic Document original Romae : ex typographia Dominici Lilioti Data de publicació 1600

  • Autore Raymundus de Peñafort, s., 1175-1275. Titolo Svmma S.ti Raymvndi de Peniafort ... De poenitentia et matrimonio, cvm glossis Ioannis de Fribvrgo ... Descrizione fisica 12 f. p., 584, [24] p. 33 cm. Note Front. inciso, con bordo. Pubblicazione Romae, sumptibus Ioannis Tallini, Anno di pubblicazione 1603

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, Proto-property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, 36 Colum. J. L. & the Arts 345 (2013) available at

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Author: Antonio Fernández de Córdoba y Cardona, Duke of Sessa; Marcello Vestrio Barbiani

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1603

Location: Rome

Language: Latin

Source: Vatican Secret Archives, Sec. Brev. Reg. 339 F. 44

Persons referred to:
Aldobrandini, Pietro
Antonio Fernández de Córdoba y Cardona, Duke of Sessa
Barbiani, Marcello Vestrio
Johan of Freiburg
Miquel Llot de Ribera
St. Raymond of Peñafort
Tallini, Giovanni

Places referred to:
Papal State

Cases referred to:

Institutions referred to:
Apostolic treasury
Master of the Sacred Palace (Papal censors)



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