Manuscript Fragments as Spine Reinforcement

This book features a spine reinforced with medieval manuscript waste, with visible edges on front and back flyleaves. This is a classic example of manuscript fragments used in a strictly practical manner, prized only for the sturdiness of the parchment.

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Title page

Decio, Filippo. Philippi Decii Mediolanensis. I.C. clarissimi, In Decretales commentaria diligentissimè emendata: Cum eius Lectura in tit. de privileg. Nuper in lucem edita. Venetiis, 1576.

This book is a commentary on the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX.

Manuscript Fragments as Spine Reinforcement