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Beinecke MS 1202
[France?], [between 1226 and 1275]
Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565, Digestum vetus (incomplete).
126 l. : parchment ; 420 x 245 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, incomplete, containing a heavily glossed text of Books 1-23
of the Digestum vetus.
Purchased from Richard A. Linenthal (Sotheby's London sale, 8 July 2014, lot 42) on
the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2014.
Volume imperfect. Lacks opening leaf and many leaves throughout.
SOme marginalia in contemporary and other early hands.
Layout: double columns surrounded by gloss.
Script: early gothic book hand.
Decoration: rubricated. One-line initials in red or blue with penwork in contrasting
ink. Larger initials in blue with red penwork. Numerous decorations in penwork to
capitals and text edges.
Binding: Original? binding of light reversed calf over beveled wooden boards, sewn
on nine double thongs. With a sheepskin chemise cover with flaps of skin remaining
at foot and foredge. Remains of two clasps attached in recesses cut in earlier binding
and passing through holes cut into chemise cover.
Justininan, Emperor of the East. Digestum Vetus. General Collection, Beinecke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565.
Law, Roman -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Chemises (book coverings) -- France -- 13th century.
Glosses (annotations) -- France -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- France -- 13th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.