Babel MS 29
Though only one fragment has presently been identified from this codex, that strip cut across a bifolium is sufficient to give some sense of the lost manuscript. It was a moderately sized volume of the Decretum, with interlinear glossing added early and the supplemented by a fuller commentary in the margins.
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History and further information
The binding of the volume in which the one known fragment survives probably dates from the 1510s or 1520s, with it either in situ or made for the person who was presumably its second owner, William Duffield. It is certainly apparent that Duffield, who bought the book in London in 1530, added his notes to the printed book after it had been cropped to its present size. The implication of this evidence is that the manuscript was dismantled ahead of the turbulence of the Reformation period.