97 leaves : paper ; 225 x 114 (200 x 115) mm bound to 230 x 155
This manuscript provides an opportunity to audit a seminar on the philosophy of law (Rechtsphilosophie), taught by William van der Vlught, an important scholar and international lawyer, at the University of Leiden. As was customary at the time, the first version of this manuscript was a "verbatim" transcription of the teacher's lectures. After that, it was neatly copied and lightly edited, resulting in the present manuscript. It is also possible that it was produced by a professional copyist from the notes of one or more students for later sale. In either case it was considered important enough to be put into a permanent binding with a gilt-stamped spine title.
Ms. codex. Title from the title page. Collation: paper, fol. i + 97 + i; written on a modern, lined composition book. Layout: Written in 33 long lines; very narrow margins. Rectos of all leaves but three are completely filled, versos have occasional brief comments. There is no original foliation nor catchword system. Script: Written in a tidy and professional fine cursive hand. Binding: Contemporary quarter pebbled cloth over marbled boards, gilt title on spine. Origin: Written in Leiden presumably in the year 1893 (right after the seminar of the academic year 1892-1893). On inside front cover, there is a bookplate by a former 19th century owner, that reads: "Bibliotheek van Mr. J. Wolterbeek Muller." Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 261.
RBCAG Robbins MS 261
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