Merton College MS. 99
Former shelfmark: I. 3. 4
AQUINAS ON IV SENT.; S. XIV 2/4
The complete work ed. P. Mandonnet & M. F. Moos, 4 vols. [To IV dist. 22] (Paris 1929-47); Stegmüller, Sent.. 846; Glorieux, Théol. 14f.
At the foot of f. 207v is ‘hic deficiunt articuli in isto quaterno’, and the foot of fols. 208v and 209v ‘hic deficiunt plures articuli’, s. xv, signalling the loss of the middle bifolium of the quire. The same or a similar hand annotates sparsely throughout, as do others of ss. xiv and xv.
Fol. 291v blank.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 55 lines.
A single professional French gothic rotunda bookhand of university type.
On f. 1 is a 10-line initial M in pink, blue and gold, on a square patterned ground, enclosing the Crucifixion flanked by a nimbed saint with a book, and a kneeling clerk catching the blood in a lidded bowl; full border with running hounds, rabbit, hare and stag . Large and handsome red and blue initials with 1-sided borders; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour; red or blue paraphs; red highlighting and underlining; running heads in capitals of the colours.
s. xix ex., doubtless replacing one of s. xvii: bare chamfered oak boards with projecting squares, backed with vellum; sewn on five bands; fols. i and 292 are blank paper binding leaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made in Paris. It is not known when it entered the College prior to s. xvii. On f. ivis a sheet of paper with ‘N. 7. 4’ (s. ?xvii), canc. and replaced with ‘I. 3. 4 (CXIX)’ in red; the College bookplate. ‘4’ is inked on the foredge.
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