Justinian I — Institutiones (1487)

November 2, 2017

1487

Justinian I [Justinianus]. Institutiones (with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius). Basel: Michael Wenssler, 31 May 1476.

The date in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) is apparently an error. Wenssler published several editions of the Institutiones but none in 1487.

Provenance: Inscription “Mnrijs Georgij in Fransening.” — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 738 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.f.2 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 24b (£3). — ISTC (ij00513000). — Poynter, no. 336.

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[Photographed by WSP at the Wellcome Library]


Sotheby 1898:

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