Merton College MS. 27
Former shelfmark: C. 1. 1
EXCERPTS FROM ORIGEN; S. XIII1
fols. i, iiv blank. At the head of fol. ii is a title, s. xv, trimmed by the binder.
The books moralized are Origen’s commentaries on Gen.-Jos., and Jeremiah. unpr.; apparently the unique copy.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 35 lines.
A single neat early gothic bookhand, probably southern French or Italian.
Red initials and tituli .
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. fols. 105-6 are blank paper binding leaves. fol. i, once a pastedown, has the mark of a central strap from a previous binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Given to the College by William Reed in 1374: UO49. 86. On fol. iv, autograph, ‘Liber M. Willelmi Reed episcopi Cicestrensis quem emit a uenerabili patre domino Thoma Tryllek’ episcopo Roffensi. Oretis igitur pro utroque. / Moralitates excerpte ex libro Origenis’; ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton’ in Oxon’ in communi libraria eiusdem et ad usum communem sociorum ibidem studencium cathenandus. Ex dono uenerabilis patris domini Willelmi tercii episcopi Cicestrie. Oretis igitur pro eodem et benefactoribus eiusdem ac fidelium animabus a purgatorio liberandis. Walterus Roberti notarius.’ For Reed, fellow from 1344 until at least 1357, d. 1385, see MS 8.
At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘254’, s. xvii in. On fol. i is ‘N. 3. 1. Art:’, s. xvii. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with titles, s. xvii, and ‘N. 3. 1. Art:’ again, canc. and replaced with ‘C. 1. 1. (XXVII’ in red. The College bookplate.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .
Last Substantive Revision
2018-08-01: First online publication