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[Commentary on the Institutiones Iustiniani] [manuscript] / auctore ad. Rev[erendo] D[omi]no Caimo.

Author/Creator:
Caimo, Giacomo, 1609-1679.
Other Title:
Imperialium institutionum libri IV
Publication:
[Austria?], 1743.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
222 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 198 x 140 (141 x 95) mm. bound to 204 x 144 mm.
Subjects:
Institutiones.
Roman law -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Coats of arms.
Commentaries.
Diagrams.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Latin.
Summary:
Four books of commentary on Justinian's Institutiones, one of the major Roman law texts, with an index.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger; author from title page for first section (f. 1r).
Other title, Imperialium institutionum libri IV, is from Zacour-Hirsch.
Incipit: Proemium. Legibus &c. tum pacis tum belli tempore respublica regi debet; quare Justinianus veraqure precise necessaria comperiens ... (p. i).
Explicit: ... ubi Deo propitio plenius saturentur ut monemur in ss. ult. h[oc] t[itulum] (p. 386).
Pagination: Paper, 222; [i], 1-88, [i], 89-182, [i], 183-201, [ii], 202-289, [i]. 290-386, [lii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Title borders, vignettes, and tailpieces in pen and black ink on title page, opposite p. 89 and 182, p. 289, opposite p. 289, p. 386, [389], [393], [436]. Fold-out diagram of kinship relationships, "Haec est Arbor Civilis," decorated with red (between p. 201 and 202).
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Possibly written in Austria (Zacour-Hirsch), 3 October 1743 (p. 389).
Penn Provenance:
"Ex libris M. von Wilmersdoerffer, 1897," printed color bookplate inside upper cover.
Sold by Wolfe, January 1953.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 16 (Ms. Latin 73).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 852.
Contributor:
Wilmersdoerffer, M. von, former owner.
OCLC:
224528436
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