From an edition of the Corpus juris civilis in 11 volumes. Cf. H. Brenkman. Historia Pandectarum, 1722, p. 267. Device of Claude Chevallon on t.p. (two horses support a shield with chiffre in front of grape-carrying tree with Sun in center; scroll with "C. CHEVALLON" below). Signatures: A-C⁸ D⁴ a-z⁸ A-Z⁸ aa-zz⁸ AA-NN⁸ (NN7-8 blank). Printer's device on t.p., initials. Sideglosses. Colophon, 654b: Apud inclytam Parisiorum Lutetiam, ex officina Carolae Guillardae. M.D.XL.
Lib. copy 2 incomplete: all wanting after bk. 11 (ending leaf 328) (as originally bound). Marginalia (c. 2). Binding: (c. 1) contemporary brown Italian (Venetian?) morocco over paper boards (ties wanting), with worked endbands, gold-tooled and -stamped on covers; on front cover, title appears in gilt as "D. Vetus"; on back cover, an owner stamp in the corresponding position. In dark green and tan linen-covered box; (c. 2) contemporary calf over wooden boards, square cut, blind stamped, with stuck-on endbands; sewn on 4 double twine bands; clasps missing, leather torn in several places. Copy 1: bound and boxed as one of a set of 4 vols., comprising the Digesta and Codex.
Provenance: (c. 1) LA. CI. DO. CO. ET EQ. (stamped in gilt on back cover), "Co. et Eq." probably for Comes et Eques; deleted ex libris inscriptions (appearing under ultraviolet light as "Mathei Lunati &c.", from dealer's information; Buri (inscription on label); wax seal on t.p. verso; (c. 2) contemporary inscriptions.