Classroom Notes on the Codex Justinianus [Manuscript]. [Justinian I (483-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. Codicis Justiniani SS. Principis. [France, c.1830?]. 564,  pp. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, vellum-covered corners to boards. Moderate rubbing to boards, crease to upper corner of front board below vellum, heavier rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, spine perished revealing printer's waste dated 1822, boards partially detached but secure. Moderate toning, occasional faint stains to margins. Text in neat hand, occasional later annotations (and a few doodles) in same hand. $2,500. * With its careful arrangement and index, this manuscript appears to be a fair copy of class notes on the first five books of Justinian's Code. (The titles are in Latin, the text in French.) Based on class lectures, the notes are paraphrases of each title. The later notes in the margins are clarifications or statements of main points. The first page has a large Roman numeral "I," which suggests the compiler had another notebook covering the rest of the Code (Books 6-12). Also known as the Codex Justiniani, the Code contains the laws in force during Justinian's reign. It is divided into 12 books. Book 1 deals with ecclesiastical law, the sources of law, and the duties of high officials. Books 2-8 deal with private law. Book 9 deals with criminal law. Books 10-12 deal with administrative law. It is one of the four components of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
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