Merton College MS. 94
Former shelfmark: I. 2. 6
ETIENNE DE BOURBON; S. XV in.
pr. A. Lecoy de la Marche, Anecdotes historiques, Légendes et Apologues tirées du recueil d'Etienne de Bourbon (Paris, 1877), pp. 1-449; Bloomfield 4973; Kaeppeli 3633. Also in Worcester Cath. Q. 85. In Munich, Bayerisches Staatsbibl. Clm 28199 and Oxford, Oriel Coll. 68, the work is attrib. to 'R.' or 'Raymundus' OP.
Index of tituli and capitula to part 4 of art. 1
f. 410v blank
Frame-ruled with pencil in 2 cols; written in 50-60 lines.
A neat anglicana hand fols. 9-368v, though deteriorating markedly from f. 280v. A variable hand, writing a mixture of secretary and anglicana, fols. 369-410, apparently slightly later than the other. His text makes a not quite complete fit with f. 368v.
On f. 9 a 5-line red and blue initial and 3-sided border; blue initials flourished with red; red or blue paraphs.
s. xix, sewn on seven bands, doubtless replacing one of s. xvii. Fols. i and 416 are blank paper binding leaves. Near the foot of f. 415 are the marks of the large brass chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England. At the head of f. 8v are ‘B li. 18.us’ in the usual hand (see MS 69), ‘Contenta. Raymundus de 7em donis s. s. et eorum effectibus’, in a later hand ‘Liber domus scolarium de Mertone ex dono M. Henrici Seuer sacre pagine professoris ac custodis eiusdem incathenatus in libraria ad communem usum ibidem studere uolencium Anno Domini M. CCCC lxviii.’ For Henry Sever see MS 6. At the head of f. 9 are ‘B li. 18.us’ again, in the same hand, ‘55’ framed, and ‘Raymundus’. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘N. 7. 14. Art’ (repeated in pencil on f. i), s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘I. 2. 6 (XCIV)’ in red; the College bookplate. ‘14’ is inked on the foredge.
Merton College MS. 94 - endleaves (fols. 1-8v, 411-14)
ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 58 lines
Written in an expert anglicana hand, the biblical text in slightly larger script.
Unfilled spaces for coloured rubrics and initials.
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