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|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jacobus Bazega; John S Newberry
|Language Note:||Texts in Latin, with a letter composed in Italian.|
|Notes:||Ms. written in Brescia, Italy from 1293-1294.
Title from ms. description supplied by bookseller.
Text begins: In xpri nomine amen. Hic est liber sive quaternus preceptorum relationum et aliarum divisarum septimarum.
Written on paper in a neat notarial cursive hand; leaves [8-18] and [31-37] are blank; originally, 19 folio sheets were folded and sewn into a single signature, with leaf  now lacking; paper watermark is similar to a croix grecque found in Briquet and dated to 1291-1296 Bologna.
Binding: Contemporary limp vellum, with back cover extending into a triangle flap and brought over front cover, with original vellum thong attached. On front cover in upper left corner is the notary's identification sign; in the center of cover is a large heraldic drawing of the imperial eagle; also, there are annotations on both sides of front cover, including the date 1293, and a note stating that the folio has 38 leaves ("cartarum trigintaocto"). On the inside back cover is a 7-line personal letter in Italian volgare. The letter is by a certain Jacobinus of Brescia to his close friend Percullo in Bologna. Below the Italian text is a draft of its Latin translation in a different hand. Other notes are written on both sides of back cover.
|Description:||37 unnumbered leaves, bound : paper ; 32 cm|
|Contents:||Contains abstracts of court decisions written in Latin by the notary Jacobus Bazega of Brescia, "sub examine ... Ruffeti de Ruffis de Parma", the later a judge and assessor under Florino Guitesto de Pontecarali of Brescia. The first of the records is dated October 3rd 1293, the last March 20th 1294. The second part of the text begins on leaf  and contains a series of citationes and relationes from the same period. The decisions seem to involve mostly fines and contract litigation between residents of Brescia and Bologna.|