Merton College MS. 44
Former shelfmark: C. 1. 5
PENITENTIAL WORKS, HONORIUS AUGUSTODUNENSIS, &c. ; S. XIII, XIV 1/4
Language(s): Latin with a very little French (accompanying material)
ff. i-iiv blank. f. 1 is a waste leaf from a much larger book containing part of a quaestio ‘de intellectu’, written in a small, neat gothic rotunda bookhand, probably Italian, s. xiv in. f. 1v is blank.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position; ff. 180-1 are blank paper binding leaves. f. i, formerly pasted down in an earlier binding, has the mark of a brass chain-staple at the foredge near the foot.
Provenance and Acquisition
II was at the College by 1556: UO65. 183. At the head of f. 166 is a smudged and erased inscription: ‘[?Pertinet ad magistrum ... Chynnge]’. Perhaps John Chynnge (BRUO 421), recorded as MA in 1449. It is not clear when the rest of the book came to the College, prior to s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents s. xvii, and ‘N. 4. 5. Art:’, canc. in red. The College bookplate. ‘5’ is inked on the foredge.
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