Merton College MS. 96
Former shelfmark: I. 3. 1
THOMAS AQUINAS &c.; S. XIII ex.
f. i is blank. On f. iv are tables of contents, ss. xiv and xvii.
STO 22; Glorieux, Théol. 14q.
STO 25(2); Glorieux, Théol. 14bg &c. This is the editors’ O (STO 25], p. 13*), copied at Paris directly from the exemplar of 14 peciae (Φ1). After Quodl. III is the De Ingressu Puerorum (Glorieux, Théol. 14ci), ed. STO (Vivès), 15. 448-61.
Follows art. 2, as often, without a break.
Ed. G. J. Etzkorn and F. M. Delorme, Fr. Ioannis Pecham OFM Quodlibeta quatuor (Bibliotheca Franciscana scholastica medii aevi 25: 1989), pp. 77-129. This copy, the editors’ F, p. 4* no. 6. Glorieux, Théol. 316t, Quodl. 1. 220-2; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 293.
The whole text canc. in red; probably it never went any further.
unpr.; Glorieux, Quodl. 1. 86-7, Théol. 31b, listing two other copies, both French; Kaeppeli 1086.
On f. 271rv is a list of the quaestiones in art. 1, in 3 cols, in an anglicana hand little later than the main text. The same hand writes quaestio-numbers as running heads, and was probably responsible for the earlier of the two tables of contents. The quaestiones in arts 2-3, in a different hand of the same type, are listed on ff. 272-3.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 53 lines.
Written throughout in a single ?French gothic rotunda bookhand. Pecia marks in the margins: the last one in art. 1 on f. 216v ‘lxiiija’; in art. 2 f. 267v ‘xiiii’.
On f. 1 is a 5-line Q in pink, blue and gold enclosing St Thomas teaching two clerks, with 3-sided border, on the lower limb a hound chases a hare; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour; red or blue paraphs; red highlighting.
s. xix, reusing medieval chamfered oak boards with squares projecting a long way; formerly two broad straps from shallow recesses in the front board to clasps at the back. Marks of two small chain-staples in the front board, in the middle of the foot and near the foot of the foredge. Rebacked with modern vellum; sewn on seven bands. Rust-marks near the foot of f. 272v are from the large iron chain-staple. On f. i are the marks of straps at head and tail, a central one at the foredge, probably replaced by two.
Medieval boards reused.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in Paris. An inscription of two or three lines has been erased from f. iv, but the secundo folio identifies it as having been given to the College by Roger Martival (BRUO 1232-3), chancellor of Oxford University 1293-5, bp. of Salisbury, d. 1330: UO47. 152. On the same leaf are ‘N. 8. 1. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘I. 3. 1 (XCVI)’ in red, and the College bookplate.
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