JUSTINIAN I Corpus iuris civilis. Institutiones, Venice, Andreas de Soziis, 1484
Lot 21
JUSTINIAN I
Corpus iuris civilis. Institutiones, Venice, Andreas de Soziis, 1484
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JUSTINIAN I
Corpus iuris civilis. Institutiones, 72 leaves, 73 lines, gothic letter, initial spaces, rubricated throughout in alternating red and blue, numerous initials with trailing marginal extensions, first text leaf elaborately decorated in blue, red, pink and brown ink with birds of prey, insects, and dog's and man's faces, approximately a dozen further initials incorporating human or canine faces and birds, dark dampstain touching final few lines of text on each page, one or two wormholes, a8 near detached, contemporary wooden boards backed in blindstamped calf, lettered in ink on upper cover, spine perished [BMC V 398; Goff J526; HC 9514*; ISTC ij00526000], folio (420 x 280mm.), Venice, Andreas de Soziis, 1484

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  • Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper; purchased from Brentano's, 6 October 1953, pencil note.
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