Lot 32 of 221:
Leaves from Justinian's Code, 1468 or 1472  

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Eight original printed leaves from the Institutiones of Justinian I, with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius

Justinianus [Justinian I]

Mainz, Germany

Peter Schoeffer

1472, or 1468?


Eight printed leaves. The central text surrounded by gloss; rubricated. (folio) 35.5x25 cm (14x9¾").

Eight original printed leaves from the rare and significant Schoeffer printing of the Institutiones of Justinian I, Emperor of the eastern Roman empire in the 6th century A.D. This formed part of his Corpus Juris Civilis, a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534. The 1468 edition was the first printing of the text, and the 1472 edition was a page for page reprint. We have been unable to determine which of the editions these leaves come from.

Lot Amendments

The leaves trimmed close at one side, just affecting the text on a few; each with glue residue on one side; very good, worthy of cleaning.

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