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Bod-Inc: J-262


Digestum novum [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

Subject: law-civil

[a2r] Digestum novum (books xxxix–l.) [Titulus, in red.] ‘Domini Iustiniani sacratissimi principis perpetue semper augusti iuris enucleati ex omni veteri iur(e) collecti digestorum seu pandectarum incipit lib xxxix et primus habet De operis novi nunciatione. Ru.’ Incipit: ‘[H]oc edicto permittitur ut sive ...’ [T9v] Explicit: ‘... [S]ervus reipublice causa ab esse non potest.’ See J‑260.

[a2r] Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘Incipit liber xxxix digestorum et primus huius. Rubrica: “De operis noui nunciatione.” Sed cum septem sunt partes . . .’ [T9v] Explicit: ‘... interveniat ut supra de of(ficio) presi. barbarius etc.’ [Register on T10r]


Imprint: [Basel: Berthold Ruppel, c.1478-9]. Folio.

Secundo folio: ([a3]) (Glossa) coguntur ut subiicit Item et committunt (Text) nunciationem committunt se


Collation: [a–f10 g12 h10 i12 k–p10 q r6 s–z A–E10 F8 G6 H–T10].


ISTC: ij00567000

GW: GW 7703;

Hain: H *9579;

Goff: Goff J‑567;


Proctor: Pr 7451;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑581; Sack, Freiburg, 1116; Sheppard 2301.

LCN: 14545656


Copy number: J-262(1)

Binding: Contemporary German (unidentified, Kyriß workshop no. 143) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of metal catch. Quadruple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamps surround the outer frame. Within the outer frame, a lozenge-shaped eagle, a square rosette, and a floral, rectangular stamp of two dragons, and the fleur-de-lis stamps. In the inner rectangle merrythoughts are made up from headed-outline tools containing the eagle, floral, and fleur-de-lis stamps; see Kyriß pl. 287, nos 1-7; same binding as J‑247(2).

Size: 416 × 298 × 110 mm.

Size of leaf: 404 × 288 mm.

Marginal notes, extracting key words and correcting the text, and pointing hands in a number of early hands, one using a humanist script. Early chapter headings and book numbers in brown ink in the upper margins.

On [a2r] a nine-line German initial ‘H' is supplied in brown and grey with white acanthus scroll decoration, on a blue ground with reserved white decoration with 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, with a gold staff between the two columns of text. 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‑247(2).

Provenance: Wimpfen, Baden-Württemberg, Hospitallers of the Holy Ghost; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Ex lib. FF. Ord. S. Sp'us Hospit. Wimpinensis'; part of a set with J‑247(2) (Digestum uetus), although not printed by the same printer. On [T10r] an inscription in an early hand: ‘A. | P. T. S. L. | Cogita quod futurum sit | H. W.' in the same hand as the humanist annotator. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2236; purchased for £0. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 2.22.

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