Merton College MS. 30
Former shelfmark: A. 3. 4
CHRYSOSTOM ON MATTHEW AND JOHN; S. XIII1
fol. ii blank; at the head of iiv is a brief note of the contents.
transl. BURGUNDIO OF PISA
unpr.; Stegmüller, Bibl. 4348, 9.
transl. BURGUNDIO OF PISA
unpr. but for the prologue, ed. P. Classen, ‘Burgundio von Pisa’ , Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, phil.-hist. Klasse (1974), 4 Abh., pp. 84–102, using this copy; Stegmüller, Bibl. 4355.
fols. 228–9v blank but for faint pencil-notes on fol. 228v and the outline of a rough index on 229. At the foot of fol. 228v, twice, is ‘octo sunt hic sextarii’ , which applies to the quires of art. 2.
Art. 1 has line numbering by 5s, down the central col., column numbers, 1–538, in the upper margin, and lists of topics in the lower margin, at the foot of each col., referring to line-numbers. This looks like preparation for the making of an index. Both arts were annotated in hands of s. xiv, art. 2 only sparsely.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 64 lines; running heads between lines ruled right across the page. Written below the top line.
A small, neat gothic rotunda bookhand, probably French.
None; unfilled spaces for initials and rubrics. A few rubrics were supplied by the main scribe.
Maltby: bare oak boards, bevelled and with projecting squares, perhaps replacing earlier ones; the spine covered with vellum; resewn on five bands. On fol. i, formerly a pastedown, are the marks of two straps, and of a brass chain-staple near the foot of the foredge. On fol. 229 are the marks of the large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. i, largely obliterated, in the same hand of c. 1300: ‘Iste liber est magistri Ricardi de Gedding’, a table of contents, and the College ex libris, probably incorporating Gedding’s ex dono. Gedding was fellow before 1288 (BRUO 752), and donor of a number of books. This one is UO47. 236, ‘in libraria’, valued at 16 s.
On fol. 228v is a 3-line note in pencil, much obliterated, ‘Q⟨uaterni⟩ M. Willelmi de ?Say continens omelie [ ... librum ... / ... Petri ... / ...].’
At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘241’, s. xvii in. On fol. iv are a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘N. 3. 4. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘A. 3. 4 (XXX)’ in red. On fol. iiv is the College bookplate. ‘4’ is inked on the foredge.
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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