Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1470 Causae juridicae
Other related names
- North, Frederick, Earl of Guilford, 1766-1827, former owner
- Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1470
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4477032
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, in the Venetian dialect
- between 1500 and 1550
Short manual on civil law and civil procedure, probably written by a Venetian lawyer or judge, concerning trials held at the Corte del Proprio (referred to as zudicadi or zudega de proprio in the text), a civil court mostly responsible for dowry, succession, and inheritance law and litigation between brothers (or other close relatives), especially for the execution of wills. The manual, probably based on a much larger work, contains informal notes and instructions, written in Venetian dialect, to help professionals deal with the most common occurrences in trials at the Corte del Proprio. In some cases, there are also suggestions on how to deal with certain situations without going to court, using a kind of mediation that allowed for a quicker resolution of the case.
- Ms. codex.
- Spine title.
Extent56 leaves : 157 x 108 (114 x 77 mm.), bound to 162 x 115 mm
FoliationPaper, ii (paper) + 56 + i (paper); 1-47, , 49-50, [51-56]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingHalf calf (Zacour-Hirsch) with marbled boards and gilt on spine.
Ornamental border with geometric decoration in ink (f. 1r).
- Formerly in the collection of Frederick North, Earl of Guilford, vt2/4/18 (bookplate, inside upper cover).
- Formerly in the collection of Giuseppi Martini (bookplate, front flyleaf recto).
- Trials--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Civil law--Italy
- Inheritance and succession--Italy
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Decoration: Bookplate, Inside front cover
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Decoration: Decorated border, f. 1r