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Bod-Inc: J-249


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 dicitur quia imperat subditis. Justinianus a patre Justino . . .’

S9r [Colophon.]

S9v ‘Rubrice primi libri . . . Incipit secundus liber . . . incipit liber xxiiii.’


Imprint: Venice: Johannes et Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio and Jacobus Britannicus, 15 Dec. 1484. Folio.


Collation: a–c8 d e6 f6+1 g–k8 l m6 n–z [et] [con] [rum] A–F8 G10 H–K8 L10 M–R8 S10.


ISTC: ij00549500

GW: GW 7664;

Hain: H *9551;

BMC: BMC V 340;

Proctor: Pr 4505;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑603; Sack, Freiburg, 1128; Sheppard 3879.

LCN: 14547265


Copy number: J-249(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Two catches and clasps lost. Rectangular paper label with manuscript title at the head of the spine; ‘E' printed on a rectangular paper label at tail of the spine. Triple fillets form a frame. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each subdivided respectively into four or three triangular compartments by double fillets. An apex stamp on the hypotenuse of each triangle; floral stamps at the intersection of the fillets. Strips of manuscript parchment visible in the binding; compare the binding of J‑245.

Size: 427 × 274 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 416 × 265 mm.

On a1r an early manuscript list of contents, in alphabetical order. Early chapter headings in the outer margins of the rectos; book numbers; marginal notes, extracting key words, proper names, and providing comments, in a sixteenth-century hand. On S10v a sixteenth-century list of rubrics, with reference to folio numbers; folio numbers have also been supplied in the list of rubrics. Manuscript foliation: ‘1-349' in the same hand. On the front endleaf are two legal notes in the same sixteenth-century hand.

At the beginning of each book, except book I, six- to ten-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Johannes Maier (fifteenth century); inscription on a1v: ‘Ioannes Maier von Würtzburg | von Wort [ ]ill so ist mein Zihl'. Würzburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Hermits, S. Georgius; inscription on a2r: ‘FF. Eremit. S. August. ex liberalitē dnæ Iustinæ Vrsulæ Maierin.' Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2224. Date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired in 1835.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 2.13.

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