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

MS. Lat. misc. f. 31

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Notarial instruments

Minutes (imbreviaturae) of notarial instruments drawn up by Petrus Bertolaxii Belli in the years 1394–6. Each quire is headed by the words ‘Hos sequentes imbreviaturas scripsi rogatus etc. Ego Petrus Bertolaxii Belli de Albino imperiali auctoritate publicus Pergamensis notarius missus regalis iudex ordinarius’, with the year and his notarial sign.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark bell cf. Briquet 3974 (Bergamo).
Extent: i + 106 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 110 mm.


1(8)–4(8), 5(8) (a slip is added between 3 and 4), 6(8)–13(8)


17–22 long lines, no ruling


vellum binding.


Origin: 1394–1396 ; Italian, Albino (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Sotheby's 14 April 1930 and three days following, lot 113, bought by Quaritch for £6 10s.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 562

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.