Merton College MS. 110
Former shelfmark: L. 2. 4
WILLIAM DURAND, VINCENT OF BEAUVAIS &c.; S. XIV ex.
f. i blank. To the verso is pasted a fragment of paper with the remains of a table of contents, s. xvi1.
ed.CCSL cont. med. 140, 140A-B (1995-2000); Schulte 2. 155.
Ed. A. Steiner (Cambridge MA, 1938); Kaeppeli 4003.
Pr. Rostock 1477, Basel 1481, chs. 1-3 only ed. P. von Moos, ‘Die Trostschrift des Vinzenz von Beauvais für Ludwig IX’, Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 6 (1967), 173-218 (text at 178-98); Kaeppeli 4004.
Ed.CCSL cont. med. 137 (1995); Kaeppeli 4005.
SBO 3. 253-94. A series of short passages selected from within two longer sections.
SBO 7. 1-11.
PL 207. 314-26.
PL 207. 795-826; Stegmüller,Bibl. 6431; J. Gildea, ‘Extant manuscripts of Compendium in Iob by Peter of Blois’, Scriptorium 30 (1976), 285-7; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 418.
Ed. C. Chaparro Gomez (Paris, 1985); CPL 1191; Diaz 103.
CPL 1192; PL 83. 155-80; Diaz 102.
Pr. Paris, 1480 &c.; Glorieux, Théol. 2aw.
At the head of f. 420 are notes on art. 1 in a Continental cursive hand which annotates throughout; 420v blank.
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols; written in c. 48 lines.
An exceptionally elegant upright anglicana formata.
Red and blue flourished initials; blue initials flourished in red; red paraphs, running heads, underlining and highlighting; highlighting also in yellow. Rubrics were supplied only spasmodically; there are no coloured initials from f. 275 on.
Late medieval; bevelled oak boards, slightly projecting at the foredge, now bare and the spine covered with pigskin, s. xix; sewn on eight bands. Two straps from recesses in the front board to clasps at the back, all gone; formerly chained from the front board, at the foredge near the head and foot. Only the first of these (in brass) has left a mark on f. i. Also formerly chained from near the foot of the rear board. The outermost leaves were formerly pastedowns.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England. It is not known when it reached the College prior to s. xvii. On f. iv is a sheet of paper with ‘D. 5, 9’ (canc.) and a table of contents, s. xvii. Above is ‘O. 1. 4. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced by ‘L. 2. 4 (CX)’ in red. Below is the College bookplate.
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