Merton College MS. 109
Former shelfmark: L. 2. 3
WILLIAM OF AUXERRE; S. XIII ex.
Fols. iiiv-ivv blank. At the foot of f. iii are faint early pencil-notes, upside down.
On f. 1, s. xv, ‘Summa magistri Willelmi Altissiod’’, ‘Quere tabulam huius summe in fine libri secundi huius summe’ and ‘Quere tabulam huius summe in principio libri tercii eiusdem summe’.
Ed. J. Ribaillier (6 vols, Grottaferrata, 1980-86); Glorieux, Théol. 129b, not this copy.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 50 lines.
Fols. 93-112: ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 62 lines.
A French gothic rotunda bookhand, except for fols. 93-112 (end of bks. 2, and 4- and 3-col. tabula to the whole work), in a much smaller bookhand.
Red and blue flourished initials; blue or red initials flourished in the other colour; red or blue paraphs; running heads in capitals of the colours.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked; resewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 345-6 are modern paper blanks. On the early parchment leaves are marks of the large iron chain-staple at the head. However, these leaves are now upside down and must formerly have been at the back, where this staple was normally sited.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in France, in England by s. xv; at the College before the Reformation. At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘145’, s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘D. 5, 10’ (canc.) and contents, s. xvii, and ‘O. 1. 3. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘L. 2. 3 (CIX)’ in red; the College bookplate.
Merton College MS. 109 - endleaves (fols. 343-4)
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 70 lines.
Written in a debased gothic rotunda bookhand with anglicana forms.
Unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
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