Manuscript Fragment as Front Paste-down

This book features manuscript waste used as a front paste-down, lining the inside cover. This piece of parchment is also used in a strictly utilitarian fashion, being placed with the text upside down. The damage on the parchment is typical of infestation by an unknown insect.

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Front paste-down

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Title page

Scialoya, Angelus. Tractatus de foro competenti V.I.D. Angeli Scialoyae ... Neapoli: Typis Hyacinthi Passeri, MDCLXIII [1663]

The book inside is a text from the Kingdom of Naples on the subject of jurisdiction and the courts.

Manuscript Fragment as Front Paste-down