Merton College MS. 108
Former shelfmark: L. 2. 2
HENRY OF GHENT ; S. XIV in., med.
Added in an anglicana hand little later than the main text, ending ‘Questiones in uniuerso ccc.lxxiiij.’ This table includes the sections of text now missing.
Sometimes articuli begin on a new recto or quire, accounting for wholly or partially blank leaves: completely blank are ff. 183v, 302rv.
Ed. R. Macken et al., Henrici de Gandauo Opera Omnia XXVII (Louvain, 1991-); Glorieux, Théol. 192j, not this copy.
On f. 333v is another index of quaestiones, apparently in the same hand as the prefatory matter. Presumably it extended further on leaves now lost.
Fols. 1-36: ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 70 lines; running heads are between two lines ruled right across the page.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 58 lines.
English gothic rotunda bookhands of university type; the hand of quires 1-3, however, may be Continental. Much annotation in early anglicana hands, using both pencil and ink.
On f. 1 is a 5-line blue initial with red and blue flourishing and 2-sided border; red initials flourished in blue, blue initials flourished in violet quires 1-3, in red thereafter; red or blue paraphs; running heads in red and blue capitals. From quire 4 on profile faces appear as nota-marks.
As for MS 107, doubtless replacing a standard College binding of s. xvii; sewn on seven bands; ff. i and 334 are blank paper binding leaves. f. ii was the front pastedown in an earlier binding. At the foot of f. 333 is the mark of the large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made at Oxford, except for the first three quires, which may be French. On f. iii, s. xiv, ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton’ Oxon’ de empcione p’ xx s.’ UO47. 154. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘D. 7, 4’, s. xvii, canc.; two tables of contents, s. xvii; ‘O. 1. 2. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘L. 2. 2 (CVIII)’, in red; the College bookplate.
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