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Bod-Inc: J-246


Digestum vetus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

a2r Digestum vetus (books i–xxiv.2). See J‑245.

a2r Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n nomine domini” Amen. Imperator quia imperat subditis. Justinianus a patre Justino . . .’

Y9r [Colophon.]

Y9v ‘Rubrice primi libri . . . Incipit secundus liber . . . incipit liber xxiiii.’ Incipit: ‘De iustitia et iure . . .’


Imprint: [Venice]: Nicolaus Jenson, [c.1478-80]. Folio.


Collation: a–f10 g8 h–k6 l m8 n–t10 u8 x6 2a–f G–T10 U8 X Y10.


ISTC: ij00548000

GW: GW 7658;

Hain: HC *9544;

Goff: Goff J‑548;

BMC: BMC V 182;

Proctor: Pr 4129;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑598; Sheppard 3297.

LCN: 14545595


Copy number: J-246(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Two catches and clasps, corner-pieces, and centre-piece lost. Rectangular paper label, very worn, at the head of upper cover. Triple and double fillets form a double frame. Floral stamps and small lozenge-shaped pelican stamps surround the outer frame; within which are lozenge-shaped eagle stamps. Double fillets divide the inner rectangle into four rectangular compartments, each subdivided by diagonal double fillets into four triangular compartments, containing rosette stamps, the pelican stamps, lozenge-shaped floral stamps, lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps, or triangular lion stamps. Another set of double fillets with surrounding repeated foliate stamps form a saltire across the inner rectangle.

Size: 437 × 296 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 425 × 287 mm.

Manuscript title on a1r in an early hand.

Initials, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and letters referring to the gloss in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on a1r; probably duplicate no. 3334: number on a slip of paper inserted in the book. Date of acquisition unknown; no indication given by the shelfmark.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 1.9.

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