Merton College MS. 100
Former shelfmark: I. 3. 5
OCKHAM ON I SENT.; S. XIV
Language(s): Latin, with a little English annotation
fols. f. i-viv blank.
Bk. 1 ends at the foot of f. 112v, a new and much inferior hand having taken over from f. 112 (but the decoration remains the same).
On f. 113rv is a rough table of quaestiones in the same or a similar hand.
Marginal annotation in hands of s. xiv and xv, including interesting nota-marks in pencil, partly in English: lo boy, lo magister, sta boy, argumentum boy, lo here, stude, stude boy, contra Thomam, warre, lo frater.
WOT 1-7; Stegmüller, Sent. 294.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 65 lines. Running heads between lines ruled right across the page.
Proficient French gothic rotunda bookhands.
On fols. 1, 114, 146, 181 (opening books), large blue and gold initials flourished and with full borders in red and blue; red and blue flourished initials; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour; red or blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii, rebacked and repaired; sewn on six bands; formerly chained from the usual position. ff. i and 201 were formerly pastedowns, with marks of straps at the foredge, head and tail.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made in Paris.
Erased inscriptions on ff. iv(caucio with several supplements), iiv, 200v (cautio in the St John chest, dated 1449, including the name ?‘Wainflete’), 201 (‘Iste liber est ad usum fratris [ ... ] de ?Bello [ ... ] communis de conuentu [ ... ] / Et est magister Ocham incipiens de [ ... ] super 4. sentenciarum precii vii. marcharum’).
On f. 203v is a cautio of 1466 in the Chichele chest, the name erased, with a supplement ‘doctorem subtilem 2ofo proprium’.
At the head of f. 1 is ‘Ockam prec’ xl. s’, s. xv, erased.
It is not known when the book came to the College prior to s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘D. 7, 9’ (canc.) and contents, s. xvii, ‘I. 3. 5 (C)’ in red, and the College bookplate.
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