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Bod-Inc: J-236


Institutiones [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

[a1v] ‘Rubrice primi [–quarti] libri institutionum'. Incipit: ‘De iusticia et iure . . .’

[a2r] Institutiones. [Titulus, in red] ‘[I]n nomine domini nostri Ihesu Cristi. Imperator Cesar Flavus Iustinianus Almanicus Francus Germanicus Acticus Guandalicus Africus pius felix inclitus victor ac triumphator semper augustus cupide legum iuventuti. Incipit liber primus domini Iustiniani imperatoris Institutionum seu elementorum’ Incipit: ‘[I]mperatoriam maiestatem non solum armis decoratam sed etiam legibus oportet esse armatam ...’ [n6v] Explicit: ‘... Alioquin diligencior eorum sciencia vobis ex lacioribus digestorum seu pandectarum libris Deo propicio adventura est.’ See J‑230.

[a2r] [Accursius]: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  [I]n nomine domini nostri Ihesu Christi.” Ex hoc nota quod christianus fuit. Alias non posset imperare . . .’ [n6v] Explicit: ‘[note]i Adventura est ut ff de publi. iud. per totum librum usque ad librum de appellacionibus qui sequitur.’ See J‑230, Torelli 120-1. On authorship see J‑230.

[n6v] [Colophon in red.] Colophon: ‘Iustiniani Cesaris preclarissimum Institucionum opus in celebratissima urbe Basiliensi quam aeris clemencia agri ubertas et hominum industria ceteris urbibus prestanciorem facit terse nitide et emendate impressum est per Michahelem Wenssler expletum denique. Anno nostre salutis septuagesimo octavo plus millesimum et quadringentesimum pridie kalendas Augusti.’

[n6v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: Per catedras opus illud eat per pulpita celsa. | Institutorum Caesaris eximium ... Cum nostro augusti codice finis erat'; 4 elegiac distichs. [Printer's device in red.]


Imprint: Basel: Michael Wenssler, 31 July 1478. Folio.

Secundo folio: (a3r, glossa) curant legislatores ut in aut(entico) ut fine p(ro)hemi (Textus) rerum obtinet argumentis


Collation: [a10 b8 c–f8.10 g–l8 m n6].


ISTC: ij00518000

GW: GW 7597;

Hain: H 9507,I;

Goff: Goff J‑518;


Proctor: Pr 7487;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑639; Sack, Freiburg, 1149; Sheppard 2334-5.

LCN: 14545771


Copy number: J-236(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 401 × 285 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 392 × 277 mm.

Marginal and interlinear notes, some commenting on the text, but mainly extracting key words; pointing hands in an early hand.

On [a2r] an 11-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital marks in red on [a1r] only.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); note in Kloß's hand on [a1r]; sale (1835), lot 2255; purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.7.

Copy number: J-236(2)

Wanting [a1] containing the list of contents.

Most of the rubrics are differently set up from those in Auct. 3Q inf. 2.7; many are omitted.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; marbled pastedowns. Formerly chained: rusty scar of a hasp in the upper margin of [n4-6]. Scars of index tabs consisting of fragments from a contemporary manuscript which, where removed, have left an impression on the leaf.

Size: 418 × 284 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 410 × 277 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly correcting the text, pointing hands, and chapter headings where needed in an early hand. Running book numbers and chapter headings in the upper margin of the rectos in the same hand. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a different humanist hand.

On [a2r] an eight-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue with red pen-work decoration. Other initials, some with reserved white decoration, and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Purchased from Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Catalogue (1830), no. 2026, for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1830), 12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.3

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