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LUL MS.F.4.1: Parvum volumen, cum apparatu. In Latin. Italy. Early-mid 13th century.

Detail of MS.F.4.1: Parvum volumen, cum apparatuPhysical description: On parchment. ii + 211 + iii leaves, 370 x 220 mm.

Contents: 1. Institutes of Justinian, 2. Authenticum, and 3. Tres libri Codicis, with apparatus of Accursius added. Signatures in red.  f.212 is a leaf from a 13th c. legal(?) manuscript used in the binding. Verses written on the recto in the 15th c.

Decoration: Initials: 1. f.1. Historiated I with human-headed dragon; gold on blue patterned in white for books 2-4; blue or red with red or blue, outside witten space. 2. unfilled space on f.56; Is of Imperator outside written space; red or blue with blue or red, outside the written space, for paragraphs. 3. unfilled spaces for books 10 ands 12; book 11 and Is of Imperator and of Idem red or blue, outside the written space; 1-line red or blue.

Binding: 19th century (former MSS handlist records "modern binding lettered Institutiones Iustiniani").

Provenance 1300-1400: Ownership inscriprion
Provenance 1400-1500: Ownership inscription and various scribbled names.
Provenance 1845-1900: f.1v note on transfer of manuscript from J. Arthur (with others), probably to W. H. Rylands
Provenance 1845-1900: Bookplate of W. Harry Rylands (1847-1922).
Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, page 1.

Published descriptions

  • 1900: John Sampson, A catalogue of the books ... bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands ... to the Library of University College Liverpool (Liverpool: University Press, 1900).
  • 1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).


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