A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Merton College MS. 63

Former shelfmark: G. 3. 3



Language(s): Latin

(fols. 2–114)
JOHN DUNS SCOTUS OFM, Commentary on IV Sent. (Reportatio Parisiensis)
Incipit: (Beg. impf. in d. 6 q. 4) amoueatur et ponantur ibi folia uiridia
Explicit: (d. 50 q. 6) Ex hoc patet quod per accidens pena est eterna quia manet culpa perpetuo. Amen.
Final rubric: Explicit lectura doctoris subtilis in uniuersitate Parisiensi super quartum librum sententiarum ...
Colophon: Scriptum per me Iohannem Reynbold de Monte Ornato anno Domini millesimo CCCC lv

ed. Paris 1518; Glorieux, Théol. 344n1; Stegmüller, Sent. 423.

(fols. 114v-16r; 116v blank)
An index of distinctiones and quaestiones ,

in the same elegant humanistica as the indexes in MSS 59–62.

(fols. 117–18r; 118v blank)

Waste text intended for the main book or another in the set, lacking decoration.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (lacking)
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 119 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 405 × 275 mm.
Dimensions (written): 250 × 145 mm.
The edges stained yellow.


1–148, A4(lacks 3–4; a leaf glued in after 2), a bifolium; catchwords, placed as in MS 60; quire-signatures of the usual late medieval form in red, mostly cropped. The first two quires are missing. fol. 2 is dirty, and has clearly been the first leaf, and probably without a cover, for some time.


Ruled with pencil in 52 long lines.


As for MS 59.


As for MS 59. Doubtless a major initial and border were on the original first leaf.


s. xix in., full calf; sewn on seven bands; fols. 1 and 119 are blank paper binding leaves.


Origin: 1455

Provenance and Acquisition

MSS 59–64 are a set, made for Richard Scarborough (see MS 17), and bought from him by Thomas Bloxham (see MS 41), who bequeathed it to the College on his death in 1473.

Inside the front board is the College bookplate, with ‘N. 5. 8.’, canc. and replaced with ‘G. 3. 3 (LXIII)’ in red. At the head of fol. 2 are titles and ‘N. 5. 8. Art:’, s. xvii, at the foot the College bookplate again. ‘5’ 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.


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


    Coxe, p. 39; Powicke, no. 984; Watson, Dated and Datable Oxford, no. 836; Alexander & Temple, no. 568.

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

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