Leaf from an Italian legal manuscript

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Title

Leaf from an Italian legal manuscript

Subject

Legal manuscript

Description

"From an early legal manuscript, 1280-1320 A. D., an original handwritten folio leaf of a very early and rare Italian codex of civil and canon law combined. The work is executed in double columns of the finest gothic book hand of the period and is a fine example to illustrate the manner in which the earliest printing types evolved from the handwritten volumes of this period. The clarity and elegance of this manuscript text could well have been a model for the type design of the Aldine or Plantin Press two hundred years later. This manuscript was originally in the famous collection of Sir Thomas Phillips, Bart., the finest manuscript collection in the world-at its time." -Pages from the Past

Source

Pages from the Past:  Original Leaves from Rare Books and Manuscripts

Publisher

Foliophiles

Date

Circa 1280-1320

Rights

Item in public domain

Format

300 dpi JPEG, 406 mm x 250 mm

Type

Medieval manuscript leaf

Citation

“Leaf from an Italian legal manuscript,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed November 15, 2018, http://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/17.