A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 486

Summary Catalogue no.: 2065

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iii + 66 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9 × 6.25 in.


Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

The Cheshire village of Lingham occurs in scribbling on fol. 62v.

Probably acquired about 1620–25.

MS. Bodl. 486 – Part 1


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Notes on canon law

Part of an alphabetical set of Common Places on points of Canon Law, containing N–S.

Incipit: Nobilitas. Nota quod non ex nobilitate

At fol. iii is a Latin recipe, cf. fol. 16v.

2. (fol. 16bv)
Jacobus de Albertano, Liber contrarietatum et diversitatum inter ius ciuile et canonicum
Rubric: Incipit rubrica & liber contrarietatum inter ius canonicum & ciuile compositus a domino Jacobo de Albertano Bononiensi, qui liber in se continet Clxiij contrarietates & compilatus fuit Verone ...
Incipit: Quoniam ut ait Aristoteles

Physical Description


The rubricator of artt. 1 and 2 gives his name on foll. 17v and 47 as 'W. Burton'.

MS. Bodl. 486 – Part 2


1. (fol. 48)
Notes on civil law
Incipit: Ex quacunque causa etc. In lege ista usque ad º Si quis procedit
Language(s): Latin

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-01: Revised to incorporate all information from SC.