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NEW! Large and Heavily Glossed Folio of Civil Law

Handsome glossed manuscript of the Digest. Justinian, Corpus iuris civilis (the “Digest”). Single folio on vellum. Southern France, possibly Montpellier, or perhaps Italy, dated 1238 (based on information provided by the seller) and certainly first half of the thirteenth century: 435 mm x 272 mm, essentially the entire page full of writing. Double column of text in 40 lines surrounded by dense glossing. Decoration: 40 large two-line initials in blue with red penwork in the text; corresponding lemmas are indicated by smaller two-line initials alternating red and blue. Condition: some slight folds, cockling, and minor staining at top.

Price: 1200