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This appendix presents a description of the Corpus Iuris Civilis. The lining, done with drypoint on the verso of the first folio with the fascicle assembled and open, frames a full-page writing with the number of lines and lines written ranging between 45 and 50. There are at least three sets of signatures for the fascicles. The oldest, contemporary with the copying and perhaps done by the copyist, has been erased. Bifolium signatures in roman numerals, not contemporary with the manuscript, are placed in the lower right corner of the recto of the first four folios of fasc. XXI. The original decoration of the manuscript, sober and essential, did not extend beyond decorative initials at the beginning of each book employing plant or (in one case) animal motifs.

Keywords: bifolium signatures; Corpus Iuris Civilis

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