Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1218 Tractatus de jure iustitia, ac de legibus
TitleTractatus de jure iustitia, ac de legibus
Other related names
- Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, former owner
- Brockett, John Trotter, 1788-1842, former owner
- Moncornet, Balthasar, ca. 1600-1668, engraver
Call numberMs. Codex 1218
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4324591
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
A discourse on the codes of justice, focusing on laws of virtues and morals. Consists of 17 disputations split into numbered and titled sections, with an index at the end. Topics covered in these disputations include deeds, canon law, games and wagers, insurance, gifts, wills, sales, homicide, usury, lawsuits, and the nature of justice. Appears to be more of a philosophical work on the nature of justice and laws, rather than a list of the laws themselves. Consists of numbered disputations, which contain numbered sections within breaking down the argument and solution. Has a table of contents at the end.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (p. iii).
- Incipit: Doctrinam de virtutius. theologicis sequitur tractas de virtutibus moralibus... (p. 1). Explicit: ...ut ipse nobiscum iuste simul et misericordi et agat...Dictavit hunc tractatum R.P. Dupin Soc. Jesu anno domini 1695 (p. 269).
WatermarkAlternating fleur-de-lis (examples on p. 279, 283) and heart (p. 287) on inner middle section of nearly every page.
Extent150 leaves : 160 x 110 (120 x 90) mm. bound to 170 x 120 mm
FoliationPaper, 150 leaves: paginated [i-viii], 137-290, paginated 1-295 upper outer corners. Paginated 136 twice consecutively. Catchwords present every few pages on lower right recto and verso.
BindingContemporary calf (Zacour-Hirsch).
Title is encompassed by an engraving of a stylized coat of arms, containing a crown topped with a fleur-de-lis, under which falls a cloak-like tent, the outside of which is covered in stars and the inside being ermine, held open by two knotted bows to reveal the title in a square box (p. iii); Balthasar Moncornet engraving of St. Ludovic kneeling before a cross on a table (p. vi).
- Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (bookplate inside lower cover and inscription dated 1861).
- Formerly owned by John Trotter Brockett (bookplate inside upper cover).
- Formerly owned by Jacobi Doazan (inscription, p. ii).
- Law--France--Early works to 1800
- Canon law--Philosophy--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
- Inside front cover — Bookplate, Inside front cover
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Decoration: Bookplate, Inside front cover