Merton College MS. 111
Former shelfmark: L. 2. 5
PETER LOMBARD, ROBERT KILWARDBY; S. XIII ex., S. XV
Fols. i-iv blank. On f. ivv is a title, s. xvii.
Late medieval; flush, bevelled oak boards now bare, rebacked with pigskin, s. xix; resewn on seven bands; two straps from recesses in the front board to brass catches at the back, the straps now gone. Formerly a brass chain-staple at the foredge of the front board, near the foot. At the back are the marks of the large iron chain-staple. f. i was formerly a pastedown.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England, probably at Oxford. At the head of f. ivv‘Liber domus scolarium ex dono Magistri Roberti Wyght incathenatus in libraria anno Domini M. CCCC. lxviij’, possibly over erasure. For Wyght, fellow c. 1420-33, see MS 20. Below is a very faint 1-line inscription in pencil, perhaps ending with a personal name ?‘Roberti Dorme’. Also ‘O. 1. 5. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘L. 2. 5 (CXI)’ in red; the College bookplate. At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘24’, s. xvii in.
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