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Bod-Inc: J-247


Digestum vetus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

a1v Franciscus Moneliensis: [Preface.] ‘Francisci Moneliensis de Genua in digestum vetus a se castigatum.’ Incipit: ‘Digestum vetus sacratissimi iuris esse principium omnium vna est sententia . . .’

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

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

Y9r [Colophon.]

Y9v ‘Rubrice primi libri–Rubrice libri xxiiii.’ Incipit: ‘De iustitia et iure . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 9 July 1482. Folio.


Collation: a–f10 g8 h–k6 l m8 n–t10 v8 x6 2a B10 C12 D–T10 U8 X Y10.

Remarks: Leaf B1 is signed ‘b'.


ISTC: ij00548600

GW: GW 7661;

Hain: H 9549;

BMC: BMC V 303;

Proctor: Pr 4687;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑601; Sack, Freiburg, 1124; Sheppard 3751-2.

LCN: 14547238


Copy number: J-247(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, bound for the Bodleian Library; red-edged leaves.

Size: 418 × 279 × 85 mm.

Size of leaf: 405 × 269 mm.

Some marginal and interlinear notes, mainly extracting key words, but also correcting and commenting the text, in an early humanist hand.

Five- to ten-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue at the beginning of each book. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Metten, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Michael; inscription on a2r: ‘Iste liber est Sancti Michaelis Archangeli Patroni In Metten'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on the front endleaf. Date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired between 1834 and 1884.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 2.11.

Copy number: J-247(2)

Wanting the leaf Y10.

Binding: Contemporary German (unidentified, Kyriß workshop no. 143) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two leather clasps, one lost, part of the other remaining; two metal catches, one lost. Quadruple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps surround the outer frame. Within the outer frame, lozenge-shaped eagle, square rosette, floral stamps, rectangular stamp of two dragons, and the fleur-de-lis stamps. In the inner rectangle merrythoughts are made up from headed-outline tools surrounding the eagle, floral, and fleur-de-lis stamps; see Kyriß pl. 287, nos 1-7. Same binding as J‑262. Small square pieces of parchment from a twelfth/thirteenth-century calendar/computus visible in the binding.

Size: 435 × 291 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 423 × 282 mm.

Marginal notes, extracting key words and correcting the text, and pointing hands in a number of early hands. Early chapter headings in red ink in the outer margin of the rectos.

On a2r a seven-line German initial ‘O' is supplied in brown and grey with white acanthus scroll decoration, on a blue ground with reserved white decoration and small yellow dots, surrounded by a square gold frame. In the lower margin of the same leaf, a foliate border is supplied in yellow, red, green, grey, gold, and blue. At the beginning of each book is an initial made up of red and blue cadelles. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Decoration as in J‑262.

Provenance: Wimpfen, Baden-Württemberg, Hospitallers of the Holy Ghost; inscription on a2r: ‘Ex lib. FF. Ord. S. Spu's Hospit. Wimpinensis'; part of a set with J‑262 (Digestum nouum), although not printed by the same printer. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2222; purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 2.14.

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