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Bod-Inc: J-264


Digestum novum [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].


Analysis of Content

Subject: law-civil

a2r Digestum novum (books xxxix–l.) ‘Domini Iustiniani sacratissimi principis perpetui semper augusti iuris enucleati ex omni veteri iure collecti digestorum seu pandetarum explicit liber xxxviii. Incipit liber xxxix. De operis novi nunciatione rubrica [in red.]’ Incipit: ‘Ulpianus. [H]oc edicto permittitur ...’ G5v Explicit: ‘... Servus reipu[blice]. ca[usa] abesse non potest.’ See J‑260.

a2r Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘Incipit liber trigesimusnonus digestorum et primus huius libri. Rubrica: “De operis noui nuntiatione.” Sed cum septem sunt partes . . .’ G5v Explicit: ‘... [note]s Servus ... ut s[upra] de of[ficio] presi. barbarius.’

G5v Colophon: ‘Opus digesti novi preclarissimum solerti cura emendatum ac impensa Iohannisantonii de Papia divina arte impressum Venetiis feliciter finit: Anno natalis Domini M.cccc.lxxxiii.’


Imprint: Venice: [Gabriel de Grassis] for Johannes Antonius Birreta, 1483. Folio.

Secundo folio: (a3, glosa) [note]m Quibusque de hoc agitur (textus) quibusque nuntietur

Remarks: Printed from the edition of Padua: Petrus Maufer, 1479 (Goff J‑568), as the wording of the colophon shows (BMC).


Collation: a10 b–k8 l6 m–o8 p–s6 t–y8 z10 [et]10 [con]8 [rum]10 [rum rum]8 [rum rum rum]6 A–F8 G6.


ISTC: ij00569200

GW: GW 7707;

Hain: HC 9584;

BMC: BMC V 332;

Proctor: Pr 5684;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑585; Sheppard 3865b, 3866.

LCN: 14545580


Copy number: J-264(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with metal clasps, yellow-edged leaves, and leather index tabs dyed red. Early manuscript title along the lower edge. Corner-pieces, centre-piece on the lower cover only, and a rectangular paper label at the head of upper cover lost. The spine painted white, with an eighteenth-century title on a paper label at the head and ‘L' on a paper label at the tail of the spine. Triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame are ‘Maria' scrolls and lozenge-shaped pierced heart stamps. The inner rectangle contains a crude drawer-handle stamp and a small leaf stamp.

Size: 417 × 278 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 405 × 268 mm.

A pencil note inside the upper cover refers to MS. Lat. liturg. f. 123 for former pastedowns; this cannot be verified, and appears to be an incorrect shelfmark (Sheppard).

Some early running chapter headings and book numbers in brown ink. A piece of paper, loosely inserted between [et]8 and [et]9, contains notes in German in an eighteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Neustadt an der Saale, Bavaria, Carmelites; inscription on a2r: ‘Sum fr: Car: Neostad:'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2240; purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.20.

Copy number: J-264(2)

Wanting G6.

Binding: Contemporary German (Nuremberg, Kyriß workshop no. 116) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with metal corner-pieces and yellow-edged leaves. Two clasps and catches, circular centre-piece and bosses lost. Manuscript title covered with horn and set within a metal frame. On the upper cover, triple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame, lozenge-shaped dragon stamps, rosette and foliate staff stamps, and a crocketed cresting roll at the head of cover only. In the inner rectangle are merrythoughts, made up from headed-outline tools, each containing a foliate (thistle?) stamp. On the lower cover, quadruple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame, the rosette and foliate staff stamps. Diagonal quadruple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four triangular compartments, each containing the dragon stamps; see Kyriß pl. 233, nos 1-4, 6-7, 9.

Size: 436 × 289 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 425 × 280 mm.

Chapter headings and book numbers in red in the upper margin of the rectos.

Seven- to eleven-line initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue with green and pink pen-work decoration at the beginning of most books. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2232; purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.10.

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