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Bod-Inc: J-231


Institutiones [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Institutiones. [Titulus, in red] [I]n nomine Domini nostri Ihesu Christi. Imperator Cesar Flavus Iustinianus Alamanicus Francus Germanicus Acticus Guandalicus Africus pius felix inclitus victor ac triumphator semper augustus cupide legum iuve(n)tuti. Incipit liber primus domini Iustiniani imperatoris Institucionum seu elementorum Incipit: ‘[I]mperatoriam maiestatem non solum armis decoratam sed eciam legibus oportet esse armatam ...’ [o4v] Explicit: ‘... Alioquin diligencior eorum sciencia vobis ex lacioribus digestorum seu pandectarum libris Deo propicio adventura est.’ See J‑230.

[a1r] [Accursius]: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n nomine domini nostri Ihesu Christi.” Ex hoc nota quod christianus fuit. Alias non posset imperare . . .’ [o4v] Explicit: ‘... [Note]i Adventura est ut ff. de pub. iud. per totum librum usque ad librum de appellacionibus qui sequitur.’ See J‑230, Torelli 120: ‘è la copia ad unguem, errori compresi, della prima Maguntiana' [i.e. J‑230 = GW 7580]. On authorship see J‑230.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 15 Sept. 1472]. Folio.

Secundo folio: (Glossa) [Note]a Inutile quo ad animum vel nichil inutile (Textus) v(est)ri nichil inutile nichilque

Remarks: Polain dates [before Jan. 1473].


Collation: [a–c8 d8+1 e f8 g6 h10 i8 k10 l–n8 o6].


ISTC: ij00507000

GW: GW 7581;

Hain: HC *9491 (I);

Goff: Goff J‑507;

BMC: BMC I 68;

Proctor: Pr 264 (I);

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑628; Oates 111; Polain 2339; Sack, Freiburg, 1145; Sheppard 181.

LCN: 14545715


Copy number: J-231(1)

Bound with:
2. Justinianus, Libri feudorum. Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, 15 Sept. 1472 (J‑282).

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled red sheep over wooden boards. Two catches, and on each cover four bosses and a centre-piece, all lost. Tail of the spine painted azure with shelfmark: ‘N. [ ] O'. ‘7' on a small circular label at the head of the spine. A single fillet forms an intersecting triple frame. Within the outer frame, circular rosette stamps; within the following frame, the circular stamps and foliate stamps. On the upper cover, diagonal fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, containing the circular or the foliate stamps. On the lower cover, diagonal fillets divide the inner rectangle into four triangular compartments, containing the same stamps. All stamps too worn for identification.

Size: 411 × 297 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 400 × 288 mm.

On the front pastedown ‘N. 1483', ‘N. 1822', ‘N. 1359', N. 1358', ‘N. 1373', ‘N. 1814' all in red crayon and crossed out except the last one. ‘R. 6. f. 1(?). n. 7.' in brown ink on the front pastedown. Early inscription on the rear pastedown: ‘Iste liber constat iiiior R(?) R(?).' Chapter headings are supplied in red in a contemporary hand.

On [a1r] a 24-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue with red pen-work decoration. An initial is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration at the beginning of each book. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Sotheby's sale (3 May 1832), lot 517; purchased for £3. 0. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 364; Books Purchased (1832), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.22(1).

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