Babel MS 23
This manuscript is a commentary on Justinian's Codex, providing brief discussion of each of the tituli. Written in a current anglicana script with little attention to layout, this would seem to be intended for personal use, rather than institutional ownership as a reference work. Given its place of dismantling was Oxford, it may have been passed down from one legal lecturer to another over a period of a couple of centuries, before it was turned into pastedowns by the binder, George Chastelaine. The surviving fragments come from at least two separate quires.
213++mm (h) x 197+mm (w)
History and further information
Like Babel MS. 25, this manuscript from the thirteenth century survived just into the sixteenth century, when it was in Oxford and was dismantled in the bindery of George Chastelaine, somewhere between 1502 (the date of printing of the last volume of Gerson's Opera) and his death in 1513. That he had access to the whole manuscript is suggested by the fact that the surviving fragments must come from at least two separate quires.
Ker, Pastedowns, no. 30.