Merton College MS. 102
Former shelfmark: I. 3. 7
MAURICE OF IRELAND, GIACOMO DE FUSIGNANO; S. XIV
Fols. iv-v and 1 are blank.
Numbered lists of the key words precede each alphabetical section. Part pr. in Dictionarium Sacrae Scripturae (Venice, 1603); Stegmüller, Bibl. 5566; Bloomfield 0088; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 374.
Charland, pp. 48–50; many copies, frequently printed. The only other English copy known to Charland, however, was Oxford, University Coll. 36, fols. 248v-60v.
On fol. 287 is a list of short biblical passages in a small Italian note-hand. The stub conjugate with this leaf is the remains of the rear pastedown.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 52 lines.
Art. 1 is written in an elegant, professional Italian gothic rotunda bookhand.
Arts 2–3 are in a similar hand but of lower grade.
Art. 1: handsome red and blue flourished initials with 1-sided borders; numerous red or blue paraphs; red marginal titles and running heads; highlighting in yellow.
Art. 2: red initials, paraphs and underlining.
Standard Merton s. xvii, resewn on four bands and rebacked. Fols. i-ii, 289–90 are paper binding leaves, the outermost from the same printed book as in MS 68. Fols. iii and 288 are paper blanks inserted when the binding was repaired. fol. iv was a pastedown in an earlier binding; it has the mark of an iron chain-staple near the foot of the foredge. Near the foot of fol. 287v is the mark of the large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written and at first owned in Italy.
Near the foot of fol. 287v, upside down, is an early name ‘Ramond(?)o ciualier’.
On fol. vvis ‘Distincciones Mauritii .A. x. libr’ Turon’ paruorum’, in an Italian hand, and ‘Liber magistri Thome de Farnylawe ex empto precii quinque marcarum qui onerat possessorem ut habeat animam magistri Alani de Corbryk’ in suis orationibus specialiter recommendatam de quo habuit istum librum’; ‘Istum librum fecit reparari magister Ioh’ Burbage sacre pagine professor’; ‘Liber collegii ex dono Magistri Thome Bloxham’, in the same formal hand as the inscription in MS 60. Thomas Farnelow (BRUO 668) was fellow in 1340, still in 1353, d. 1379; in his will, proved 13 Dec., he bequeathed this book to the College. Alan de Corbrigge (BRUO 483–4) was MA by 1343, probably at Oxford, but is not known to have been a fellow of Merton; still alive in 1354. For Burbage, fellow 1411–35, see MS 3; for Bloxham, fellow c. 1449–61, see MS 41.
At the head of fol. 2 is the James no. ‘174’, s. xvii in.
Inside the front board is a paper slip with ‘D. 8, 8’ (canc.) and titles, s. xvii, and ‘N. 8. 7 Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘I. 3. 7 (CII)’ in red; below is the College bookplate. ‘7’ 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