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Merton College MS. 61

Former shelfmark: G. 3. 1

DUNS SCOTUS ON II SENT; 1452

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 1-114v)
JOHN DUNS SCOTUS OFM, Commentary on II Sent. (Ordinatio or Opus Oxoniense)
Incipit: ||(Beg. impf. in d. 1 q. 1. 18 [ed. Balic 7. 10 line 19]) persone spirate in natura diuina. Prius ergo naturaliter quam intellectus
Explicit: est a Deo quoniam ex ipso et in ipso sunt omnia, ipsi honor et gloria
Final rubric: Explicit lectura doctoris subtilis in uniuersitate Oxoniensi super secundum librum sententiarum scilicet doctoris Iohannis Duns nati in quadam uillicula parochie de Emyldoun uocata Dunstane in comitatu Northumbrie pertinentis domui scolarium de Mertonhalle in Oxonia et quondam socii dicte domus
Colophon: Scripta per me Iohannem Reynbold Almanicum de Monte Ornato anno Domini millesimo CCCC lii

DSO (Wadding) 6; DSO (Balic) 7-8* (not citing or using this copy); Glorieux, Théol. 344r; Stegmüller, Sent. 421.

2. (fols. 115-220)
JOHN DUNS SCOTUS OFM, Commentary on II Sent. (Reportatio Parisiensis)
Incipit: Vtrum primus actus causandi precise sit a tali principio s. essencia ut est in tribus personis. Quod non, Ricardus tertio de Trinitate 16. Si esset una sola persona possit habere plenitudinem potencie
Explicit: tanto plus posteriora dependent ad ipsum ideo omnia dependent ad Deum qui ...
Final rubric: Explicit lectura doctoris subtilis in uniuersitate Parisiensi super secundum librum sentenciarum scilicet doctoris Iohannis Duns nati in quadam uillicula parochie de Emyldoun uocata Dunstane in Comitatu Northumbrie pertinente domui scolarium de Mertounhalle in Oxonia et quondam socii dicte domus
Colophon: Scriptum per me Iohannem Reynbold Almanicum de Monte Ornato anno Domini millesimo CCCCo liio

I-III pr. Paris 1517; DSO (Vivès), 12-13; extracts pr. C. Balic, Les Commentaires de Jean Duns Scot sur les Quatre Livres des Sentences (Louvain, 1927), pp. 302-20; Glorieux, Théol. 344n1; Stegmüller, Sent. 423.

On ff. 220v-2v is an index, as for MSS 59 and 60.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (f. 1) persone spirante
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 224 leaves (i + 223) of thick parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 400 × 265 mm.
Dimensions (written): 260 × 145 mm.
The edges retrimmed affecting original marginalia and stained yellow.

Collation

18(lacks 1), 2-78, 88(lacks 8), 9-138, 1412, 15-258, 26-710; catchwords, placed as in MS 60.

Layout

Ruled with fine pencil in 52 long lines. A contemporary folio-number is given at the end of each quire, in the lower margin near the spinefold.

Hand(s)

As for MS 59.

Decoration

As for MS 59. Doubtless an initial and border has been lost with the first leaf. On f. 115 is a 13-line initial and border in colours and gold; most of the lower margin has been excised.

Binding

s. xv, heavily restored; slightly bevelled oak boards with projecting squares, now bare; resewn on seven bands; formerly two broad straps from shallow recesses in the front board to catches in the back. Formerly chained from the foredge of the front board near the foot, and from the foredge of the back board, near the head. ff. i and 223 are blank paper binding leaves. Inside the front board is a parchment pastedown.

History

Origin: 1452

Provenance and Acquisition

As for MS 59. Inside the front board is a list of contents and ‘N. 5. 4 [changed to6]. Art:’, s. xvii, the second canc. and replaced with ‘G. 3. 1 (LXI)’ in red. The College bookplate. ‘3’ is inked on the foredge.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.

Bibliography

    Coxe, p. 38; Powicke, no. 984; Watson, Dated and Datable Oxford, no. 836; Alexander & Temple, no. 568 and pl. XXXII.