Merton College MS. 52
Former shelfmark: A. 1. 3
JEROME ON JEREMIAH; S. XV
ff. ivv-v blank.
CPL 586; CCSL 74 (1961); Stegmüller, Bibl. 3353; Lambert 211.
Ruled with fine pencil in 2 cols of 45 lines.
One expert Continental scribe, writing slightly archaizing formal cursive.
Blue initials flourished in red; red lemmata, marginal chapter-numbers and running heads; yellow highlighting.
s. xix, sewn on five bands; ff. i-iii, 87-9 are modern paper blanks. On f. iv is the mark of a brass chain-staple near the foot of the foredge. On f. 86 are the marks of two clasps or catches.
Provenance and Acquisition
Given by Richard Fitzjames, for whom see MS 9. On f. vv‘Beatus Hieronimus super Hieremiam prophetam ex dono domini Ricardi Fitz James nuper Cicestrensis episcopi et custodis istius collegii. Cuius anime propicietur Deus Amen’, in the usual hand. At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘267’, s. xvii in. Above is ‘N. 4. 13. Art:’, s. xvii. Below is the College bookplate. On f. iv is ‘N. 4. 13. Art:’ again, canc. and replaced with ‘A. 1. 3 (LI)’ in red.
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