Merton College MS. 62
Former shelfmark: G. 3. 2
DUNS SCOTUS ON III SENT; 1453
ff. i, ii blank. The lower three quarters of f. ii has been excised.
DSO (Balic) 9-10; Glorieux, Théol. 344r; Stegmüller, Sent. 421. On f. 122rv is an index in the elegant humanistica which indexed MSS 59-61.
DSO(Balic) 20-1; Glorieux, Théol. 344m; Stegmüller, Sent. 429.
DSO (Wadding) 11. 419-554; Glorieux, Théol. 344n; Stegmüller, Sent. 422. On f. 259 is an index of distinctiones and quaestiones in the same elegant humanistica as earlier; 259v blank.
Ruled with pencil in 52 long lines.
As for MS 59. In art. 1 the scribe writes passages of gloss in the margin in a tiny hand.
As for MS 59. Initials with full borders on ff. 1 (the initial excised) and 123 . On f. 25v the marginal spray of the initial has been excised.
s. xv, heavily restored by Maltby; flush, wide-bevelled oak boards now bare, rebacked with modern vellum, sewn on seven bands. Formerly two broad straps from shallow recesses at the front to catches at the back. Formerly chained from the front board, at the foredge near the foot, and from the back board, at the foredge near the head. ff. i and 259, once pastedowns, show traces of pink on the turn-ins.
Provenance and Acquisition
As for MS 59. On f. iiv, in the same humanistica as the indexes, ‘Orate pro anima magistri Ricardi Scardeburgh sacre theologie professoris qui istos libros fieri fecit quos postea magister Thomas Bloxham in medicinis doctor ab eodem emit et huic collegio dedit; orate igitur pro utroque’, followed by a table of contents in the same hand. On f. ivare ‘N. 5. 7. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘G. 3. 2 (No. LXII)’, in red; the College bookplate. ‘5’ altered to ‘4’, or vice versa, is inked on the foredge.
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