Merton College MS. 86
Former shelfmark: I. 2. 3
Ps.-DIONYSIUS; S. XIV in.
fol. ii is blank. On the verso is ‘Commentarius in Dyonisium’, s. xvii.
unpr.; Thomson, Grosseteste, pp. 54–5, 80.
unpr.; Thomson, Grosseteste, pp. 55–6, 80.
[Followed by verses rendered in an attempt at Greek script]
unpr.; Thomson, Grosseteste, pp. 57, 80.
unpr.; Thomson, Grosseteste, p. 58. Annotated throughout in two anglicana hands, one perhaps that of Henry de la Wyle (see below). fols. 286, 287–8v blank. On fol. 286v are faint early notes in pencil.
Ruled with pencil in 4 cols (15, 70, 70 and 25 mm. wide) of 56 lines. Blocks of text, written on every second line, alternate with the gloss in the two widest cols; additional glosses appear in the outermost cols and in the upper and lower margins, on lines ruled ad hoc. Running heads are between lines ruled right across the page.
A single expert English formal gothic rotunda bookhand, writing a larger sized script for the text.
None; unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
s. xix, sewn on five bands, presumably replacing one of s. xvii. fols. i and 289 are blank paper binding leaves. fol. 288v, formerly a pastedown (in a binding sewn on six bands), has marks of two clasps.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed to the College by Henry de la Wyle (d. 1329), for whom see MS 56. UO47. 245 ‘in libraria’, valued at 24 s.
On fol. ivis ‘N. 7. 6. Art’, s. xix (repeated on fol. iiv), canc. and replaced with ‘I. 2. 3 (LXXXVI)’ in red. ‘6’ 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