In nomine d[omi]ni n[ost]ri Ih[es]u [Christi] imp[erato]r Cesar Flau[us] Iustinian[us] Alamanic[us], Franc[icus], Germanic[us], Catic[us], Guandalicus, Africus pi[us] felix i[n]clit[us] victor ac triu[m]phator s[em]p[er] august[us] cubide legu[m] iuuentuti, incipit liber prim[us] d[omi]ni Iustiniani imp[er]atoris I[n]stitucionum seu elementorum.

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Uniform title:Institutiones.
Imprint:[Basel] : [Michael Wenssler], [31 May 1476]
Description:[106] leaves ; 38 cm (folio)
Subject:Roman law.
Roman law.
Incunabula -- Switzerland -- Basel -- 1476.
Annotations (Provenance)
Format: Print Book
Local Note:University of Chicago Library's copy forms part of the Berlin Collection.
Discovery of this item made possible by a gift from Julie and Roger Baskes.
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Other uniform titles:Berlin Collection.
Other authors / contributors:Justinian I, Emperor of the East, 483?-565.
Accursius, glossator, approximately 1182-approximately 1260.
Wenssler, Michael, active 1472-1497, printer.
Provenance:Leaves [2]-[106] foliated: 1-105.
Few former owner's manuscript annotations; some passages bracketed in pen.
Watermarks traced in pencil on leaves [1] recto, [12] recto, and [71] recto.
Binding: Brown marbled paper over boards.
Notes:Title from incipit, leaf [2] recto.
With gloss of Accursius.
Colophon, leaf [106] verso column 2: Iustiniani Cesaris preclarissimum Institucionu[m] op[us] in celebratissima vrbe Basiliensi quam aeris cleme[n]cia agri vbertas et hominum industria ceteris vrbibus prestanciorem facit terse nitide et eme[n]date impressum est per Michaelem Wenssler expletum deniq[ue] annot nostre salutis septuagesimo sexto p[rimus] millesimu[m] et quadringe[n]tesimum pridie kalendas Iunij.
Signatures: [1¹⁰ 2-3⁸ 4¹⁰ 5⁸ 6¹⁰ 7-11⁸ 12-13⁶]; unsigned.
Printed in 2 columns (text surrounded by commentary); 66 lines (commentary); Haebler, types 1b:121G, 2:92G; capital spaces; woodcut printer's device in red at end.
Printed in red and black.
Decoration: Red initials; rubricated; some headings added in red.
Incunabula short title catalogue, entry ij00513000
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, entry 07591
Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, entry 9499*
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, entry J-513
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Inkunabelkatalog, entry C-634

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