Codex [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius].
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Codex (books i–ix). CIC II 1-395, but including material from the so-called Authentica, i.e. numerous excerpts from the Novellae and decrees of the emperors Fridericus I and II, following the redaction of Accursius; see GW VII 142.
[a1r] Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘ “[I]n nomine domini”. Incipit a domino Ihesu Christo ut semper consueuit . . .’
[l10v] ‘[N]oua constitutio Iustiniani.’ Incipit: ‘[A]learum usus antiqua res est et extra opera pugnatorum concessa . . .’ Explicit: puniri penitus conquiescant. Inserted between books 3 and 4.
[O9r] [Table of contents.] ‘Sequuntur tituli Codicis secundum librorum ordinem'. Incipit: ‘De nouo codice faciendo . . .’
Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 26 Jan. 1475. Folio.
Collation: [a10 b8 c–e10 f8 g6 h8 i10 k8 l m10 n o8 p–s10.8 t10 u12 x10 y8 z10 A B8 C6 D E10 F G8 H I10 K8 L4 M8 N6 O10].
GW: GW 7722;
Hain: HC *9598;
Goff: Goff J‑574;
BMC: BMC I 31;
Proctor: Pr 106;
Others: BSB‑Ink C‑560; Sack, Freiburg, 1104; Sheppard 64.
Copy number: J-268(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over pasteboards covered with green cloth; probably rebound for Sotheby's.
Size: 479 × 339 × 80 mm.
Size of leaf: 470 × 330 mm.
Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and pointing hands in two different early hands. Subject headings on the upper right-hand corner of the recto of each leaf, in an early hand, probably that of the rubricator who also supplied chapter headings in red ink when needed. Two sets of early manuscript signatures partly visible.
A few initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue. Other initials, paragraph marks, and running book numbers are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Bavaria, Conventual Franciscans, S. Ludovicus; inscription on[a1r]: ‘Fratrum Minorum Conuentualium Gamundiæ'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2245; purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 15.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.21.
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