Merton College MS. 54
Former shelfmark: B. 3. 5
BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX; S. XIV ex.
PL 184. 485-508; Bloomfield 3126. At the foot of fol. 1 is an informal table of contents in an anglicana hand little later than the main text.
SBO 4. 13-58; Stegmüller, Bibl. 1726.
SBO 3. 393-493.
SBO 3. 119-54.
SBO 3. 253-94.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 39 lines.
A single large, formal, English gothic rotunda bookhand.
Handsome and distinctive red and blue flourished initials with long borders, enclosing designs of oak and other leaves and wyverns; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour.
s. xv, probably College, heavily restored in modern times: reverse-bevelled bare oak boards, with slightly projecting squares, rebacked with modern vellum; sewn on five bands; original blue and plain endbands; formerly two broad straps from recesses in the front board to catches at the back. Formerly a chain-staple at the foredge of the front board, near the foot.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably the book with 2ofo quisque assigned to Richard Friendship in the electio of 1519 (UO63. 321). Certainly at the College by 1556 (UO65. 87). At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘237’, s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, ‘N. 4. 15 Art.’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘B. 3. 5 (LIV)’ in red. ‘15’ 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