Note 087
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

See the description of this original in Brenckman (Hist. Pandect. Florent. l. i. c. 2, 3, p. 4 - 17, and l. ii.). Politian, an enthusiast, revered it as the authentic standard of Justinian himself, (p. 407, 408.); but this paradox is refuted by the abbreviations of the Florentine MS. (l. ii. c. 3, p. 117 - 130.). It is composed of two quarto volumes, with large margins, on a thin parchment, and the Latin characters betray the hand of a Greek scribe.

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