DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/25Justinian, Codex, cum glossa Accursii (fragment)
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Justinian, Codex, cum glossa Accursii (fragment)

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t1mvx021f17n.html

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: Two pieces, forming one almost complete leaf, but with a horizontal gap between them containing two lines of text.
Size: 363 mm x 244 mm

No pricking visible. Ruled in sharp grey, independently for gloss. Written space, of text, [205] x 118 mm; of gloss, [315], on recto, x 227 mm, with inner column 27 mm wide, outer 60 mm wide. Text in 2 columns of 45 + [2] lines; gloss, on recto, 94 + [3] lines.


Written in textura. Written in northern France. Annotations in an English cursive hand, later 14th century, at the foot of the verso, reporting four opinions, each attributed to “J. de B.”.


Running-titles in red and blue.
Decoration. Initials: one in gloss, 1-line, blue, with red flourishing; to the inscription prefacing each constitution, 1-line, red; to each constitution, 3-line or larger, entirely outside the written space, blue, with red flourishing.

Manuscript history

Written in northern France, early 13th century.


Former pastedowns, with stains of turn-ins of brown covering Shelfmark of source: SB+ 0125 - Cicero, Rhetorica Marci Tullij Ciceronis cum commento, (Lyons: [Joannes Crepin], 1531), repaired in 1926, with impressions on the binding of a roll 4 and an ornament 18 used on Oxford bindings in the mid-sixteenth century, see Ker, Pastedowns, no. 183a. Former reference: Portfolio I/23 (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Justinian, Codex, cum glossa Accursii (fragment)
Date: early 13th century
Incipit: intrauerit aut itinera
Explicit: per inofficiosi quere
Language: Latin

III, xxvii,1 - xxviii,24.

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/24 - Justinian fragment
Digitised March 2018


Ker, N.R., Fragments of medieval manuscripts used as pastedowns in Oxford bindings: with a survey of Oxford binding c. 1515-1620 (Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2004)