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Bod-Inc: J-279


Novellae constitutiones, et al. (all with Glossa ordinaria).


Analysis of Content

a2r Novellae constitutiones. CIC III 1-756: as J‑278. See Biener 326-7 no. 12 and Authenticum: Novellarum constitutionum Iustiniani versio vulgata, I dlxxxix-dlxxxxvii. In the rubric preceding book x of the Codex, the Novellae are described as books i-ix.

a2r Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n nomine Domini nostri Iesu Christi.”  Justinianus opus suum laudabile Deo attribuit . . .’

a2r Bartolus de Saxoferrato and Ubaldis, Angelus de: Summaria. Incipit: ‘  “[O]ccupatus.”  Omnis reipublice cura occupat principem . . .’ The summaria precede the gloss and are marked with a rubric printed in red.

n3v Codex (books x–xii). CIC II 395-487.

n3v Accursius: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “De iure fisci.”  Occasione criminum de quibus libro superiori dixit . . .’

n3v Bartolus de Saxoferrato and Ubaldis, Angelus de: Summaria. Incipit: ‘  “Si priusquam.”  In dubio donatarius a fisco . . .’

u2v Libri feudorum. ‘Incipiunt consuetudines feudorum. Et primo de his qui feudum dare possunt et qui non et qualiter acquiratur et retineatur. Rubrica. See J‑275.

u2v Accursius [pseudo-; Columbi, Jacobus]: Glossa ordinaria. Incipit: ‘  “Qui feudum dare possunt et qualiter acquiratur et retineatur.”  Quidam habent aliter rubricam, ita scilicet: Quibus modis . . .’ See J‑275.

x6v Consuetudines regni. See J‑275.

x6v Glossa. Incipit: ‘  “[D]omino guerram. Solutus fuerit.”  Numquid vasallus interim poterat vendere . . .’

y7v [Colophon.]

2a1r Henricus Vii, Imperator: Extravagantes. ‘Quomodo in lese maiestatis crimine procedatur. Rubrica. [H]enricus septimus diuina fauente gratia romanorum imperator et semper augustus.’ Dated Pisa 2 Apr. 1312. See J‑278.

2a1r Bartolus de Saxoferrato: Glossa. Incipit: ‘  “Quomodo in lese maiestatis crimine procedatur.”  Ista rubrica est magistraliter posita . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, [in part] for Baptista de Tortis, 20 Mar. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a–y 2a8.


ISTC: ij00597000

GW: GW 7763;

Hain: HC *9632;

Goff: Goff J‑597;

Proctor: Pr 4920 = 4643;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑553; Sheppard 3857, 4025-6.

LCN: 14544831, 14544889


Copy number: J-279(1)

Colophon as GW, not as GW (Anm.)

Binding: Contemporary German (Jerg Wirffel, Kyriß workshop no. 69) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of two metal catches. Rectangular parchment label at the head of upper cover; two further rectangular paper labels on the spine, at the head with the title, at the tail with ‘O' in black ink. Triple fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame, square stag stamps and small floral stamps on the upper cover, circular eagle and star stamps on the lower cover. In the inner rectangle curved outline tools make up merrythoughts, each containing a lozenge-shaped floral stamp; see Kyriß pl. 139, nos 1, 3, 5, and pl. 140.

Size: 438 × 292 × 57 mm.

Size of leaf: 425 × 281 mm.

Strips from a thirteenth-century(?) German (Strasbourg?) calendar, with canonical grades, visible in the binding; the fragments, consisting of the months from January to April, include: 8 Jan. ‘Erharldi ep' [Bishop of Regensburg]; 9 Jan. ‘Wilhelmi' [Archbishop of Bourges]; 15 Jan. ‘Remigii ep' [Bishop of Reims]; 29 Jan. ‘Valerii ep' [Bishop of Trier]; 11 Feb. ‘Simplicii' [Bishop of Vienne]; 1 Mar. ‘Albinus' [Bishop of Angers]; 17 Mar. ‘Gertrudis v' [Abbess of Nivelle, Brabant]; 18 Mar. ‘Anselmi' [Bishop of Lucca]; 29 Mar. ‘Arb[oga]sti'.

Contemporary inscription on a1v: ‘Ne desperatio ulla sit | Labor omnia uincit | Improbus | Luthe[r] in commentario super cap. 6 Pau. ad Gal. | In charitate omnes leges summantur'. Chapter headings at the head of the rectos. Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a number of different early hands. At the end of the book, four leaves have been inserted, containing a manuscript index in an early hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; some initials made up of cadelles.

Provenance: Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Capuchins; inscription on a2r: ‘Loci Cap. Frib. Brisg.' Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); note in Kloß's hand on the front pastedown; sale (1835), lot 2266; purchased for £0. 9. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 1.22.

Copy number: J-279(2)

With colophon containing the name of Baptista de Tortis and his device, as GW (Anm.)

Binding: Contemporary German (Cologne, Kyriß workshop no. 95) blind-tooled brown leather over wooden boards with remains of metal clasps and catches and metal strips to protect the corners. Corner-pieces on the upper cover, bosses on the lower cover, and centre-pieces lost. Remains of label at the head of upper cover. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of lower cover. Numbered parchment index tabs. Double triple fillets form a double frame. Triangular dragon stamps adjacent to the now lost corner-pieces or bosses. Within the outer frame, circular rosette and lion stamps and lozenge-shaped dragon and fleur-de-lis stamps. Diagonal triple fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, decorated with lozenge-shaped lion, griffin, eagle, and fleur-de-lis stamps; see Kyriß pl. 193, nos 1-7.

Size: 437 × 304 × 62 mm.

Size of leaf: 421 × 292 mm.

On a2r a five-line initial ‘O' is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, some with reserved white decoration.

Provenance: Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Franciscans; a heavily erased inscription on a2r: ‘Sum Conuentus Brulensis(?) | 13/5'; ‘F [ ]'; cf. J‑253(2). Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2267; purchased for £0. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 2.6.

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