Merton College MS. 107
Former shelfmark: L. 2. 1
HENRY OF GHENT; S. XIV in.
Pr. Denifle & Châtelain, i. 543–58, 558–60. The ‘Liber de Deo amoris’ was by Martin Andreas.
Written in an anglicana hand little later than the main text. The first six lines of fol. ii col. a, preceding the title, are thoroughly erased.
fols. iv-v blank.
Ed. H. Macken, R. Wielockx et al., Henrici de Gandavo Opera Omnia, 5- (Leiden, 1979-); Glorieux, Théol. 192h15, Quodl. 1. 177–99.
Added in anglicana hands, the first ending on fol. 354; the second is the beginning only of an alphabetical subject index, Absoluere—Corpus.
Fols. 355v-7 blank.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 66 lines.
An English gothic rotunda bookhand of university type. Marginal annotation in anglicana hands little later than the main text.
On fol. 1 is an unfilled space for a painted opening initial; red and blue flourished initials; blue initials flourished in red, with a short extension in both colours; red or blue paraphs, running heads in red and blue capitals.
s. xix, doubtless replacing one of s. xvii; sewn on eight bands. Fols. i and 358 are blank paper binding leaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
Professionally made, probably at Oxford.
On fol. 3v ‘[… Hugonis Stantone’, s. xiv. Hugh Staunton (BRUO 1768) was fellow in 1324–5, still in 1346.
On fol. 353v the stationer’s mark of John Godsond (1438–56) and the valuations ‘lx s.’ (canc.), ‘v marcas’ (canc.), with ‘C. cum supplementum 2o fº antiqua’, and ‘lvi s.’;
‘Caucio M. Gylberti Kymer cancellarii et Thome Balsall’ exposita in cista de Celton x. die Maii (altered toxvi Decembris) anno Domini 1455 (55over erasure) et habet supplementum 2o fº antiqua et ia’ pro lviii s. lvi s. liiii s. lii s. (lviii, lvi, liiii canc.)’.
Canc., ‘Caucio Kymer et T. Balsall exposita in cista de Celton 17 (on erasure) die Decembris anno Domini MCCCCLVII (altered from ?LVI) et habet supplementum 2º fº antiqua et ia. pro xlviii s. (altered from ?l s.)’;
Gilbert Kymer (BRUO 1068–9) was chancellor 1431–34, Thomas Balsall (BRUO 100) was fellow c. 1448–1458; Thomas Sterr (BRUO 1773–4) was fellow c. 1462 until at least 1476–7, d. by Feb. 1497.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘D. 7, 5’ (canc.) and two tables of contents, s. xvii, ‘O. 1. 1. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘L. 2. 1 (CVII)’, in red, and the College bookplate.
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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
2019-05-28: First online publication