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Bod-Inc: J-246


Digestum vetus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

Subject: law-civil

a2r Digestum vetus (books i–xxiv.2). ‘In nomine Domini Iesu Christi Imperator Iustinianus Cesar Flavius Alamanicus Goticus Francus Germanicus Atticus Alafricus Vandalicus. Pius felix inclitus. Victor triumphator semper augustus. Theophilo et Dorotheo viris illustribus et antecessoribus salutem [in red.]’ Incipit: ‘[O]mnem totius reipublice nostre ...’ Y9r Explicit: ‘... idem erit pro bandum vel dicendum.’ [Editorial close] ‘Ad laudem eius qui est trinus et unus. Explicit liber secunde partis digesti veteris feliciter. Finis.’ See J‑245.

a2r Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n nomine domini” Amen. Imperator quia imperat subditis. Justinianus a patre Justino . . .’ Y9r Explicit: ‘... [Note] Dicendum ... ut C. de Concu. l.i.’

Y9r Colophon: ‘Digestum vetus magna cura atque diligentia emendatum illustri insignique Nicolai Jenson Galici qui huius rei alios opifices facile antecellit quam diligentissime expressum feliciter explicit.’

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

Y10r ‘Registrum.’


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

Secundo folio: (a3, glossa) Erogatis erogo quod habeo (textus) parte recitandis quotiens


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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