1505 Paris Edition of the Institutes in a Contemporary Binding [Justinian I (485-565 CE), Emperor of the East]. [Accursius (Accorso, Francisco) (c.1182-c.1260), Glossator]. [Chappuis, Jean, Editor]. Institutiones Imperiales: Ordinate Glosis Textuales Divisiones Habentur. Patescit Grecum Utile cum Expositione Succincta. Universi Tituli Alphabetico Ordine Ponuntur. Summaria Rubra Multis Adiectis Sunt Textibus Immixta. Orbibus Variis Vallata Civilis Arbor hic exarat[ur], fo. cxvij. Plurima et Textuum et Glosarum Turpis Menda Expurgatur. Tituli Continuatione Patenti Redduntur Clari. Involute Materie Nectuntur Tabula Singulari. Medulle Glosarum Omnibus in Marginibus Sunt Extracte. Versibus Rubrice Iuris Cesarei Leguntur Aperte. Multiplices bone Glose plerisq[ue] Locis Sunt Apposite. [Paris: Per Udalricum Gering [et] Magistru[m] Bertholdum Rembolt, December 5, 1505]. [xii], 117 ff. Text in parallel columns with linear gloss. First letters of the verses that follow Institutiones Imperiales on title page from an anagram, "opus optimum." Two-page table of descents. Folio (10" x 7"). Contemporary blind-stamped calf, raised bands to spine, clasps lacking, hasps present. Moderate rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities, corners and spine ends worn, calf worn away from two spine bands, a few cracks to text block, signature n (ff. 97-104) detached and moderately edgeworn. Printed throughout in red and black, large crible printer device and decorative borders to title page, crible initials and table of descents. Moderate toning and occasional light soiling and foxing, early annotations to endleaves and title page, additional early annotations and underlining to some leaves in the text. $5,000. * Commissioned by the Emperor Justinian in 530 CE, the body of writings known collectively as the Corpus Juris Civilis restated all existing Roman law. It has four components: the Code, Novels, Institutes and Digest. Intended for students, the Institutes is a synopsis of the reformed legal system. Rediscovered during the late middle ages, it became the standard textbook of Roman law. The main text of our 1501 imprint is accompanied by Accorso's great Glossa Ordinaria (or Magistralis). A Professor of Law at Bologna and a lead.
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